Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia romagnoliana

Puccinia romagnoliana Maire & Saccardo, 1903

on Cyperus

Puccinia romagnoliana: three telia

Cyperus longus, from González Fragoso (1924a): section through three telia, embedded in the leaf tissue


no host alternation. Uredinia and telia amphigenous, subepidermal, deeply sunken into the leaf tissue, often coalescing to groups of up to 3 cm, light brown. Telia differ from the uredinia by having 2-celled spores and by the presence of thick bundles of vertical narrow paraphyses.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Cyperus longus, rotundus.


Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1922a, 1924a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 21.xii.2019