Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia cnici-oleracei

Puccinia cnici-oleracei Persoon, 1823

on Cirsium

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

Cirsium oleraceum, Belgium, prov. Flemish Brabant, Hoegaarden, Meldertbos, 30.vii.2018 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

infected leaf

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

same leaf, underside, with telia

Puccinia cnici-oleracei: telium

each telium is surrounded by a pale-coloured swelling

Puccinia cnici-oleracei: telium


Puccinia cnici-oleracei: teliospores


Puccinia cnici-oleracei: teliospores


Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

Cirsium oleraceum, France, dép. Nord, Marchienne © Sébastien Carbonnelle


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia mostly hypophyllous, on yellowed spots, dark brown, sometimes merging into up to 1 cm large cushions. Spores two-celled; apex with a thickened wall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium acaulon, alsophilum, appendiculatum, erisithales, heterophyllum, hypoleucum, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

Gäumann additionally mentions Centaurea benedicta; this is not repeated by Klenke & Scholler. From the Macaronesian archipelago Gjaerum adds Galactites tomentosus. The reference to Achillea in Roskam (2019a) applies to P. millefolii.


Puccinia andersoni Berkeley & Broome, 1875.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a, 1987a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Negrean (1997a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 19.ix.2019