Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia calcitrapae

Puccinia calcitrapae de Candolle, 1805


the interpretation of this name varies according to the author. Gäumann sees calctrapae as a species uniquely parasitising Centaurea calctrapa. For perhaps most authors it is a species with a wide array of host plants within the Asteraceae, Cardueae. Klenke & Scholler take it as Puccinia carlinae + P. divergens and disregard the name calcitrapae altogether, in clear violation of the principles of nomenclature.

The following species form the calcitrapae-complex, or are just so named: P. bardanae, cardui-pycnocephali, carduorum, carlinae, carthami, centaureae, divergens, laschii (= cirsii).


Buhr (1964b), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1975a, 1982a, 1986a, 1987a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Marková & Urban (1988a), Mayor (1973a), Mułenko, Sałata & Wołczańska (1995a), Negrean (1996a,b, 1997a), Negrean & Denchev (2000a), Özaslan, Hüseyin & Erdogdu (2014a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d) Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Scholler & Schubert (1993a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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