from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The largest family of the order Uredinales, commonly called rusts. The principal genera are Gymnosporangium, Uromyces, Puccinia, and Phragmidium. All its members are parasitic and many of the fungous diseases of cultivated plants are caused by them.


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