Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia asteris

Puccinia asteris Duby, 1830

on Aster s.l.

Puccinia asteris: teliospsores

Galatella sedifolia, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia hypohyllous, blackish brown, on discoloured leaf spots. Spores two-celled, slender; wall smooth, thin but apically strongly thickened; pedicel persistent, thick, up to 100 µm.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Aster amellus, luengoi; Eurybia macrophylla (= Aster macrophyllus); Oclemena acuminata; Galatella linosyris, sedifolia; Symphyotrichum chilense, cordifolium, ericoides, foliaceum, novae-angliae, puniceum, x salignum, shortii, squamatum; Tripolium pannonicum (= Aster tripolium).


Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016) consider this species conspecific with P. cnici-oleracei.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Unamuno (1941a).

Last modified 17.xi.2021