Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia thymi

Puccinia thymi (Fuckel) Karsten, 1884

on Thymus


No host plant alternation, only telia. Telia predominantly on the stems, petioles and midribs, long covered by the epidermis, eventually black. Spores two-celled, each cell with a hyaline papilla; on a pedicel that is about as long as the spore itself. Infested plants form consicuous witches’ brooms, with small, widely separated leaves.


Lamiaceae, monophagous

Thymus alpestris; “angustifolius”, praecox & subsp. ligusticus + polytrichus, pulcherrimus, pulegioides & subsp. chamaedrys + pannonicus, serpyllum.


Puccinia caulincola Schneider, 1871; schneideri Schröter, 1879.


see also Uredo morvernensis.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).


Last modified 21.xi.2017