Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia carthami

Puccinia carthami Corda, 1840

on Carthamus, etc.

gall

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, oligophagous

Carthamus dentatus, glaucus, lanatus, oxyacantha, persicus, tenuis, tinctorius; Centaurea virgata; Psephellus pulcherrimus.

synonyms

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

references

Afshan, Khalid & Niazi (2012a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), 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).

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