Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia montana

Puccinia montana Fuckel, 1874

on Centaurea s.l.


No host plant alternation, no aecia. Uredinia en telia both dark brown, mostly hypophyllous, strongly differing in size, depending on the season. Urediniospores spinulose with 2 equatorial germination pores that are not surrounded by a smooth zone. Teliospores two-celled, 20-32 x 32-48 µm, warty, on a short pedicel.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Centaurea nervosa, nigra, phrygia & subsp. melanocalathia; Cyanus montanus.

Not on Cyanus segetum.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Negrean (1996b), Pellicier (2001a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).

Last modified 20.vii.2019