Puccinia bistortae (Strauss) de Candolle, 1815

on Apiaceae


Spermogonia amphigenous, honey coloured. Aecia hypohpyllous, deeply immersed, on yellow galled spots, pustulate, bright yellow without a peridium. The spores are released by a pore.

spermogonia, aecia

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica sylvestris; Carum carvi; Chaerophyllum hirsutum; Conopodium majus; Ligusticum mutellina; Meum athamanticum; Pimpinella anisum, major, peregrina, saxifraga; Selinum carvifolia.

on Bistorta

Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

Bistorta vivipara, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores

Puccinia bistortae on Bistorta officinalis

Bistorta officinalis, Belgium, prov. Liège, Büllingen, Vallée de la Holzwarche © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia bistortae on Bistorta officinalis: telia

hypophyllous telia

Puccinia bistortae: urediniospores


Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

teliospores without apical papilla or thickened wall

Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

cell wall with some lines of fine warts


uredinia and telia hypophyllous, on yellow-coloured spots. Uredinia orange, soon naked; spores elliptic, with ± 4 inconspicuous germination pores. Telia dark brown, soon pulverulent; spores 17-22 x 28-33 µm two-celled with some length lines of fine warts; the two germination pores not capped by a pore.

uredinia, telia

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Bistorta officinalis, vivipara.


Puccinia angelicae-bistortae (Strauss) Klebahn, 1902; cari-bistortae Klebahn, 1899; conopodii-bistortae Klebahn, 1869; pimpinellae-bistortae Semadeni, 1916.


Aecia on Selinum dubium have been described as Aecidium selini Lindroth, 1901 (mentioned by Buhr 1964a as “Puccinia aecidii-selini (Lindr.) Syd.”). They probably belong to this, or a related species.


Brandenburger (1985a: 85, 436, 439, 448), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dietrich (2013a), Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hagen (1941a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Mayor (1967a), Negrean (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Scholler & Schubert (1993a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

mod 18.viii.2019