Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleosporium kleiniae

Coleosporium kleiniae Magnus, 1904

on Pinus


See Coleosporium tussilaginis sensu lato.

spermogonia, aecia

inaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo.

on Kleinia


the teliospsores are arragned 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

Kleinia fulgens, grandiflora, neriifolia.


Gäumann (1959a).


Last modified 15.vii.2017