Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia chrysosplenii

Puccinia chrysosplenii Greville, 1836

on Chrysosplenium

Puccinia chrysosplenii: telia on Chrysosplenium alternifolium

Chrysosplenium alternifolium, GD Luxembourg, Hollenfels © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Puccinia chrysosplenii: telia on Chrysosplenium alternifolium

telia type II

Puccinia chrysosplenii: telia on Chrysosplenium oppositifolium

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium, Engeland, Berks, VC22: telia © Malcolm Storey, BioImages


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia in two types. The first mostly is small, pulverulent, brown; the two-celled spores, on short, deciduous pedicels, serve for hibernation. Telia of the second type are generally hypophyllous and crustose, light brown; the spores, on long, persistent pedicels germinate almost instantaneously; the telia therefore often are greyed because of the mass of basidiospores that are formed.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Chrysosplenium alternifolium, oppositifolium.


Buhr (1964b), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Ludwig (1974a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 20.vii.2019