Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia tanaceti

Puccinia tanaceti de Candolle, 1805

on Tanacetum

Puccinia tanaceti: uredinia on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Loenen (Ge) © Arnold Grosscurt

Puccinia tanaceti: uredinia on Tanacetum vulgare

uredinia at the underside of the leaf

Puccinia tanaccet: telia on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Meerhout, de Vloyen © Carina Van Steenwinkel: telia

Puccinia tanaceti: telia op Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Lummen, Schulensbroek © Carina Van Steenwinkel: telia (early December)

Puccinia tanaceti: teliospores


Puccinia tanaceti: teliospores

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Puccinia tanaceti on Tanacetum vulgare: spores

Tanacetum vulgare, België, prov. Limbourg, Kuringen © Carina Van Steenwinkel: teliospores and two urediniospores


No host plant alternation, only uredinia and telia, both amphigenous, dispersed over the leaf; Uredinia pale brown, spores spinulose with three pores, each one covered by a low hyaline, smooth papilla. Telia blackish brown to black, soon naked, compact; spores 2-celled, wall smooth, apically strongly thickened, pedicel persistent, hyaline, long.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Tanacetum parthenium, vulgare.


some authors consider tanaceti conspecific with several species living on Artemisia.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Ludwig (1974a), Negrean (1997a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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