Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melampsora hirculi

Melampsora hirculi Lindroth, 1902

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales

on Saxifraga


No host alternation, only uredinia and telia. Uredinia mainly hypophyllous, yellowish, causing not leaf spots; spores 14-19 x 18-25 µm, without obvous germination pores. Between the spores clavate or capitate paraphyses. Telia forming hypophyllous crusts, initially flesh-coloured, in the end dark brown; spores cylindrical, sub-epidermal.


Saxifragacae, narrowly monophagous

Saxifraga hirculus.


Brandenburger (1985a: 216), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).


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