Puccinia urticata Kern, 1917
Urtica dioica, Hungary, Kimle, 29.v.2017 © László Érsek: leaf with aecia
leaf with aecia, underside
aecium: peridium and aeeciospores
aecia also develop on the petioles, inducing strong galling
Urtica dioica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Gembloux, early spring © Jean-Yves Baugnée, det Arthur Vandenweyen
detail with aecia
Urtica dioica, Ommen, de Kleine Wolf: upperside of a gall with spermogonia © Arnold Grosscurt
underside of a very young gall; the aecia are still closed
Urtica dioica, Neeritter, Vijverbroek
underside of a heavily infested leaf
group of aecia
spermogonia in small groups on the upper side of the leaf. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate with a well-developed peridium on strongly galled spots.
Urtica cannabina, dioica, membranacea, pilulifera, rupestris, urens.
uredinia and telia mostly hypophyllous, but also on the leaf sheaths and the stems. Uredinia light brown, telia almost black.
Carex acuta, acutiformis, aquatilis, canescens, cespitosa, elata, flacca, hirta, nigra, pallescens, panicea, riparia, rostrata, vesicaria.
Puccinia urticae-caricis Klebahn, 1899.
Many authors consider all rusts alternating between Urtica and Carex species one, albeit variable species, urticata. Based on biological differences, and currently also DNA-structure, others see a complex of autonomous species. At the aecial stage they cannot be distinguished morphologically, but at the telial stage they can be distinguished based on the host plant and small morphological differences. The name “urticata” then stands for the entire complex of species.
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