Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uredinopsis filicina

Uredinopsis filicina (Niessl) Magnus, 1893

on Abies


spermogonia very small, numerous low bumps, mainly at the underside of current year needles. Aecia white, cylindrical, in two rows st the underside of the young needles, with a hyaline peridium. Aecia 0.2-0.5 mm in diameter (Klenke & Scholler)

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba?, sachalinensis var. maryiana.

on Phegopteris

Uredinopsis filicina: spores

Phegopteris connectilis, from González-Fragoso (1925a): teliosporea (at left) and the two types of urediniospores


uredinia hypophyllous, mostly sub-epidermal. The urediniospores are extruded as a thread; they are short-stalked elliptic, distally tapering into a sharp beak. A second type of uredionospores is long-stalked and pyriform. The more or less globular, usually 2-celled teliospores are formed below the epidermis, scattered in the leaf mesophyll.

uredinia, telia

Thelypteridaceae, monophagous

Phegopteris connectilis.

The reference to Thelypteris palustris by Termorshuizen & Swertz was due to a mistake.


Brandenburger (1985a: 9), Eichhorn (1941a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a), Hick & Preece (1990a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Pellicier (2001a), Poelt (1986a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2007a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

Last modified 17.viii.2019