Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia urticae-acutiformis

Puccinia urticae-acutiformis (Klebahn) Gäumann, 1959

on Urtica


see Puccinia urticata.

spermogonia, aecia


Urtica dioica.

on Carex

Puccinia urticae-acutiformis: telium on Carex acutiformis

Carex acutiformis, England, Berks, VC22: telium © Malcolm Storey, BioImages


uredinia light brown, amphigenous, often on small yellowish spots. Urediniospores unusually large (19-32 x 24-42 µm) with (2)3(4) equatorial pores. Telia up to 1 mm, blackish brown, amphigenous. Teliospores 2-celled; wall smooth, apically thickened; pedicel persistent, honey-coloured, up to half as long as the spore; the spores do not fall off.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acutiformis, depauperata, pseudocyperus, riparia.


see note under P. urticata.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1968a), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuize & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).


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