Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleosporium ligulariae

Coleosporium ligulariae von Thümen, 1877

on Pinus


See Coleosporium tussilaginis sensu lato.

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo.

on Ligularia


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 haploid 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

Ligularia fischeri, macrophylla, sibirica, thyrsoidea.

Perhaps also Farfugium japonicum var. giganteum.


Coleosporium tussilaginis f.sp. senecionis-silvatici Boerema & Verhoevn, 1972.


Brandenburger (198a: 647), Gäumann (1959a), Helfer (2013), Klenke & Scholler (2015a)

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