Nice topic Tim (I mean not the news itself)
Some links on this Fungual pathogen:
- good luck with your work Timothy - Unfortunately in my case, I am afraid that I would not be able to recognise or diagnose rust disease on local spontaneous plants
Both organisms are native to Germany- therefore, it is a more or less stable balance (and in fact the fungus has no interest to kill its host because he would destroy his elevator
Hopefully, the Maltese fungus on Euphorbia is native, too, otherwise this could be really lead to problems.
So, what happens if you learn that this fungus is endemic to Malta???
Big problem- a fight between mycologists and plant lovers
Ok- serious- you should keep an eye on rusts, in general (and due to the specific situation of the Maltese Islands).