Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

gallers on genus Androsace

Dichotomous table for gallers on Androsace

by Hans Roskam

1a Leaves with only small, wart- or spindle-shaped galls caused by fungi => 2

1b Shoots shortened at tip. Leaves shortened and broadened, spoon-like, tuft-like clustered, abnormally haired. A. chamaejasme: Unidentified gall mite

2a Galls bulge-shaped, bearing spores at surface => 3

2b Galls cylindrical, less than 1 mm long, usually many on the underside of leaves. A. chamaejasme: Synchytrium aureum

3a Pad-shaped sori bearing black-brown spores on rosette leaves, also on inflorescence stalks and even bracts. A. chamaejasme: Puccinia volkartiana

3b Rotund to oblong, dark-brown sori on both leaf sides, also on flower peduncles of A. alpina, carnea, helvetica, lactea, obtusifolia, pubescens: Puccinia dubyi

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