Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia gibberosa

Puccinia gibberosa Lagerheim, 1888

on Drymochloa


uredinia rust-coloured, epiphyllous, with paraphyses; spores with 8-9 germination pores. Telia hypophyllous, blackish brown, covered by the epidermis, divided into compartments by rows of brown paraphyses; spores two-celled, apically with 1-5 only 2-6 µm long digitiform processes; pedicel very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Drymochloa sylvatica (= Festuca altissima).


often considered conspecific with P. coronata.


the host alternation is not known. Artificial infection of Frangula alnus en Rhamnus cathartica, hostplants of P. coronata failed.


Brandenburger (1985a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).


Last modified 16.vii.2017