Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia carduncelli

Puccinia carduncelli Sydow & Sydow, 1902

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Carthamus

Puccinia carduncelli: teliospores

Carthamus caeruleus, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores


No hostplant alternation, only telia: black, pulverulent, soon naked, mainly hpophyllous, also on the petioles, not associated with leaf spots. Golden yellow urediniospores are formed among the teliospores; they measure 19-24 x 24-31 µm and ha 3-4 germination pores that not are capped by a papilla. Teliospores two-celled, oval, almost smooth, 17-24 x 26-31 µm; pedicel almost entirely hyaline, deciduous, up to 40 µm.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Carthamus carduncellus, caeruleus, mitissimus.


Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Mayor (1973a).


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