Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia nitida

Puccinia nitida (Strauss) Barclay, 1890

on Apiaceae

Puccinia nitida: hypophyllous telia on Aethusa cynapium

Aethusa cynapium, England, Vice County: Berks, VC22: hypophyllous light brown uredinia and just a few black late uredinia or telia © Malcolm Storey, BioImages

Puccinia nitida: teliospores


Puccinia nitida: telia in Aethusa cynapium

Aethusa cynapium, Hungary, Halászi © László Érsek: telia

Puccinia nitida: telia in Aethusa cynapium


Puccinia nitida: telia in Aethusa cynapium

strong malformations


No host plant alternation; aecia are missing. Spermogonia, uredinia, and telia hypophyllous. Early formed uredinia light brown; later ones are blackish brown and also contain a number of teliospores; urediniospores with 2-3, generally equatorial pores, each one capped by a low hyaline papilla. Telia darker brown; teliospores two-celled, ovoid; wall smooth, thick; germination pore of the lower cell below the equator; pedicel short, hyaline, deciduous.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Aethusa cynapium; Anethum graveolens; Coriandrum sativum; Molopospermum peloponnesiacum; Petroselinum crispum; Seseli annuum, hippomarathrum, libanotis, montanum, osseum, pallasii.


Puccinia aethusae von Martius, 1817; P. rubiginosa Schröter, 1869; P. petroselini (de Candolle) Lindroth, 1902.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Ellis Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Roskam (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 12.x.2019