Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia alpina

Puccinia alpina Fuckel, 1874

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Viola


Only telia. They are scattered over the leaf, dark brown, up to 2 mm long, soon naked. Spores 2-celled, broadly fusiform, 14-21 x 35-52 µm, hardly constricted; wall finely reticulate, thickened towards the tip; pedicel hyaline, short, deciduous.


Violaceae, narrowly monophagous

Viola biflora.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 392), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Hafellner (1980a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Müller (2006a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).


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