Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia pimpinellae

Puccinia pimpinellae (Strauss) Link, 1824

on Pimpinella

Puccinia pimpinellae: telia on Pimpinella saxifraga

Pimpinella saxifraga, Belgium, prov. Namur, Frasnes-lez-Couvin, RN Tienne du Lion © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Puccinia pimpinellae: teliospores

Pimpinella saxifraga, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores


No host plant alternation. Aecia, uredinia and telia hypophyllous. Aecia cupulate, on small swellings. Uredinia cinnamon brown; spores with 2(3) spores. Telia blackish brown; spores on short, deciduous pedicels; two-celled, walls coarsely reticulate; both germination pores without a papilla.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Pimpinella acuminata, anisum, armena, aromatica, aurea, cretica, kotschyana, major, nigra, peregrina, puberula, saxifraga, tragium & subsp. pseudotragium, villosa.


Puccinia castellana González Fragoso, 1916.

Tomasi (2014a) mentions Puccinia angelicae, apart from Angelica sylvestris, also from Laserpitium prutenicum; perhaps this is based on confusion with P. pimpinellae.


the uredinia are parasitised by Eudarluca caricis.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 454), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dietrich (2013a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Mayor (1967a), Mercé (1975a), Mułenko, Sałata & Wołczańska (1995a), Negrean (1996b), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Riegler-Hager (2000a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Unamuno (1941a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Wołczańska & Lamorski (2006a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 21.xii.2019