Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia crepidis-pygmaeae

Puccinia crepidis-pygmaeae Gaillard, 1887

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Crepis


No host plant alternation. Spermogonia between the aecia. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, yellow with recurved margin, on yellow spots. Uredinia and telia epiphyllous, also on the petioles, blackish brown. Urediniospores 19-25 µm. Teliospores 19-24 x 24-30 µm, two-celled, finely verrucose, on very short, hyaline pedicels.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Crepis pygmaea.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (1970a, 1973a).


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