Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia mauritanica

Puccinia mauritanica Maire, 1915

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Asperula


no host plant alternation. Spermogonia unkown. Aecia hypophyllous on purple leafspots visible at both sides; cupulate, peridium yellowish white, laciniate, segments at first erect; spore mass yellow. No uredinia. Telia on leaves and stems, blackish brown, compact. Sporen 2-celled, smooth, 20-25 x 42-55 µm; pedicel brownish, about as long as the spore, brittle.


Rubiaceae, monophagous

Asperula hirsuta.


Brandenburger (1985a: 504), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a).


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