Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis nivalis

Urocystis nivalis (Liro) Zundel, 1953

on Ranunculus


sori as blister-like swelling of the leaf veins, petioles, and stems. When they are ripe and rupture, a black powdery-granular mass of spore balls is released. The spore balls consist of 1-5 spores; the mantle of sterile cells that is the hallmark of Urocystis is reduced here to just a few cells.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, nauw monophagous

Ranunculus acris, nivalis, pygmaeus, sulphureus.


Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 26.iii.2019