Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleosporium carpesii

Coleosporium carpesii Saccardo, 1874

on Pinus?



spermogonia, aecia

not known; probably:


on Carpesium


the teliospores are arranged like basalt columns, on top covered by a layer of a waxy substance. Initially they are one-celled, but in the end meiosis takes place, resulting in a chain of four hapoid cells. Each one germinates under formation of a sterigma, on top of which eventually a spore will be formed (Mims & Richardson).

The uredinia and telia of Coleosporium species morphologically are indistinguishable. For pictures see for instance C. melampyri and C. tussilaginis.

uredinia, telia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carpesium cernuum.


Coleosporium tussilaginis f. sp. inulae Helfer, 2013.


Brandenburger (1985a: 617), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Helfer (2013), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mims & Richardson (2005a).

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