Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uredinopsis pteridis

Uredinopsis pteridis Dietel & Holway, 1895

Fungi,Pucciniales, Pucciniastraceae

on Abies


Spermogonia at the underside of the current year needles, subepidermal, colourless. There also in two rows the aecia, up to 0.2 mm wide and 1 mm high, white, fragile.

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous


on Pteridium


uredinia hypophyllous yellowish brown pustules on vein-limited leaf spots. The urediniospores are extruded as a thread; they are distinctly spinulose, short-stalked elliptic, distally with a short sharp beak. The more or less globular, usually 4-celled teliospores are formed below the epidermis, scattered in the leaf mesophyll.

uredinia, telia

Dennstaedtiaceae, monophagous

Pteridium aquilinum.


Brandenburger (1985a: 8), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), McTaggart, Geering & Shivas (2014a).


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