Uromyces gageae Beck, 1880

on Gagea, (Ornithogalum)


No host plant alternation, only telia. Telia amphigenous, long covered by the epidermis and then lead coloured, after eruption dark brown. Spores one-celled, 18-32 x 25-50 µm, brown, smooth, with a small, sharply defined apical papilla; pedicel short, deciduous.

host plants

Liliaceae, ? monophagous

Gagea bohemica, liotardii, lutea, minima, pratensis, pusilla, soleirolii, spathacea.

Also Ornithogalum umbellatum (Asparagaceae) (Klenke & Scholler).


the teliospores depicted by Termorshuizen & Swertz in their description of this species actually refer to U. acutatus.


Brandenburger (1985a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Riegler-Hager (2002a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

mod 22.vii.2019