Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Peronospora aquilegiicola

Peronospora aquilegiicola Thines, Denton & Choi, 2019

on Aquilegia


systemic infection: leaves of whole plant chlorotic with pale patches and curling. Underside a grey fungal bloom, consisting of vertical, distally strongly branched conidiophores.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aquilegia alpina, buergeriana, flabellata, viridiflora, vulgaris.


Originally found in Korea, but known since 2013 from the UK, where it is considered a serious threat to garden columbines. In a garden in NW Germany the first symptoms were recorded in 2019.


Denton, Beal, Kilty, ao (2015a), Thines, Denton, Beal ao (2019a), Thines, Buaya, Ali & Brand (2020a).

Last modified 2.vii.2021