Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleosporium pulsatillae

Coleosporium pulsatillae (Strauss) Fries, 1849

on Pinus


See Coleosporium tussilaginis sensu lato

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo.

on Pulsatilla


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 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

Ranunculaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Pulsatilla alpina, armena, bungeana, halleri & subsp. slavica + styriaca, montana, patens, pratensis & subsp. nigricans, regeliana, vernalis, vulgaris & subsp. grandis.


Coleosporium tussilaginis f.sp. pulsatillae Boerema & Verhoeven, 1972.


Ramularia coleosporii.


Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 24), Dietrich (2013a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Helfer (2013), Henderson (2004a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse oo (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014), Mims & Richardson (2005a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a).

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