Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces muscari

Uromyces muscari Léveillé, 1847

on Leopoldia, Muscari

Uromyces muscari: teliospores

Leopoldia comosa, from González-Fragoso (1925a): teliospores

Uromyces muscari: teliospores

Muscari racemosum, from González-Fragoso (1925a): teliospores


No host plant alternation; only amphigenous telia on pale leaf spots. In the telia also some urediniospores are formed: verrucose, with 8 germination pores. The teliospores are one-celled; the surface is either smooth or has a pattern of ridges.

host plants

Asparagaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Leopoldia comosa; Muscari armeniacum, botryoides, fuliginosum, neglectum, racemosum.

Savchenko ao list a much larger number of host plants, , in the genera Bellevalia, Dipcadi, Drimia, Leopoldia, Muscari, Ornithogalum, Scilla, and Vagaria, but this probably is due to another, much wider, concept of this species.


Brandenburger (1985a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014e), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 31.vii.2019