Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia smyrnii

Puccinia smyrnii Bivona-Bernardi, 1894

on Smyrnium

Puccinia smyrnii: aecia and telia on Smyrnium olusatrum

Smyrnium olusatrum, England, Vice County: Berks, VC22: aecia (yellow) and telia (black) © Malcolm Storey, BioImages

Puccinia smyrnii: aecium


Puccinia smyrnii: teliospores

Smyrnium olusatrum, England, Vice County: West Cornwall, VC1 © Malcolm Storey, BioImages


No hostplant alternation, no uredinia. Spermogonia epiphyllous, yellow, up to 0.2 mm. Aecia amphigenous, also on the petioles, yellow, pustulate. Telia hypophyllous, mostly on yellowed leaf spots, brownish black; spores 2-celled, knobby; pedicel thick, up to 60 µm, deciduous.

host plants

Apiaceae, monophagous

Smyrnium apiifolium, cordifolium, olusatrum, orphanidis, perfoliatum & subsp. rotundifolium.


P. dictyoderma Lindroth, 1901; P. smyrnii-olusatri Lindroth, 1902.


Bennell, Henderson & Prentice (1978a), Brandenburger (1985a: 459), Buhr (1965a), Chinery (2011a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Losa España (1944a), Mercé (1975a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 21.xii.2019