Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia centaureae-rhapontici

Puccinia centaureae-rhapontici Mayor, 1918

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Rhaponticum

Puccinia centaureae-rhapontici: telium and spores

Rhaponticum centauroides, from González Fragoso (1924a): telium (section), teliospores, urediniospores


No host plant alternation; no aecia. The uredinia that are formed first epiphyllous, chestntut brown, in circles on sharply delimited, c. 5 mm wide pale spots. The later ones hypophyllous, less than 0.5 mm, dark brown. Urediniospores with 2, equatorial pores. Telia dark brown; teliospores 2-cellen, rounded at top and bottom, not constricted, wall densely verrucose, pedicel deciduous, hyaline, 20 µm long.


Asteraceae, monophagous

Rhaponticum centauroides, scariosum.


Puccinia grossii Font Quer, 1923.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 669), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).


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