Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Chrysomyxa ledi

Chrysomyxa ledi (Albertini & Schweinitz) de Bary, 1879

on Picea


Aecia on yellow spots, in one or two rows, on otherwise not galled current-year’s needles. Spores 15-28 x 20-38 µm.

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Picea abies, engelmannii, glacua, mariana, obovata, rubens, sitchensis.

on Rhododendron


uredinia and telia at the underside of the previous year’s leaf. Uredinia orange, telia blood red. Teliospores formed in chains, 1-celled, thin-walled. The fungus is not systemic, only individual leaves are infected.

uredinia, telia

Ericaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Rhododendron groenlandicum, tomentosum.

A reference to Rhododendron ferrugineum and hirsutum by Negrean perhaps rather applies to Chrysomyxa rhododendri.


Similar to Chrysomyxa woroninii, but differs by the absence of the extreme galling of Picea.


Brandenburger (1985a: 20, 467), Buhr (1964b), Crane (2001a), Feau, Vialle, Allaire ao (2011a), Gäumann (1957a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Negrean (1996b, 1997a), Nierhaus-Wunderwald (2000a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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