Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia carthami

Puccinia carthami Corda, 1840

on Carthamus


No host plant alternation. Spermogonia amphigenous on somewhat discoloured leaf spots. Aecia are not formed. Uredinia brown, long covered by the epidermis; initially around the spermogonia, later mainly hypophyllous, not inducing leaf spots; also near the root collar of seedlings; urediniospores 16-23 x 22-28 µm; 2(-4) apically positioned pores. Telia as the uredinia, blackish brown, pulverulent, amphigenous, without leaf spots. Teliospores 2-celled, pear-shaped, 27-32 x 33-41 µm; cell wall densely and finely verrucose; pedicel hyaline, short, deciduous.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carthamus glaucus, lanatus, oxyacantha, tenuis, tinctorius.


this species of often considered identical with, or a variety of, P. calcitrapae.


Afshan, Khalid & Niazi (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Melgarejo Nárdiz, García-Jiménez, Jordá Gutiérrez ao (2010a), Negrean & Anastasiu (2006a, Özaslan, Hüseyin & Erdogdu (2014a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 13.x.2019