Puccinia chondrillina Bubák, 1901

on Chondrilla

gall

No host plant alternation, no aecia. Uredinia on leaves and stems, causing malformations; powdery, light brown; spores spinulose, with 2 pores that are not surrounded by a spine-less zone. Telia form dark brown crusts on the stems. Teliospores 2-celled, weakly constricted, top and bottom rounded; the wall is uniformly thin, spinulose; pedicel short, deciduous.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Chondrilla juncea.

notes

Deployed in subtropical regions in the biological control of skeleton weed, a serious weed.

references

Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a), Unamuno (1941a,b, 1942a).

12/05/2017

mod 12.xi.2017