Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melampsora pedicularis

Melampsora pedicularis Voglino, 1896

on Pedicularis


host alternation not known, only uredinia and telia. Uredinia with numerous curved paraphyses; spores 10-14 x 16-26 µm. Telia subepidermal, flat, at first shining brown, grey later; spores 16 x 18 µm.

uredinia, telia

Orobanchaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pedicularis verticillata.


extremely rare species, only known from the southern Alps.


Brandenburger (1985a: 571), González-Fragoso (1925a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 17.xi.2022