Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia caricicola

Puccinia caricicola Fuckel, 1874

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Carex


no host plant alternation, only uredinia and telia, both hypophyllous. Uredia light rust-coloured, Urediniospores formed in spring spinulose with 3 equatorial pores, each one capped by a hyaline papilla. Spores formed later in the summer are larger (21-26 x 26-35 µm), thick-walled and more coarsely spinulose. The black telia are formed only after the leaves have withered.


Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex obtusata, supina.


Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a).


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