Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Coleosporium sonchi

Coleosporium sonchi Léveillé, 1854

on Pinus


See Coleosporium tussilaginis sensu lato.

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus mugo.

on Asteraceae


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, oligophagous

Crepis palaestina, tectorum; Lactuca muralis; Lapsana communis; Sonchus aquatilis, arvensis & subsp. uliginosus, asper, oleraceus, palustris, tenerrimus.

According to Helfer (2013a) also Picris cupuligera.


Coleosporium tussilaginis f. sp. sonchi Boerema & Verhoeven, 1972; C. sonchi-arvensis (Persoon) Léveillé, 1860.


Brandenburger (1972a, 1985a: 24). Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Helfer (2013), Henderson (2004a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse oo (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014, 2019a), Kruse & Jage (2014a), Mims & Richardson (2005a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a), Zwetko (2000a).

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