Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melampsora reticulatae

Melampsora reticulatae Blytt, 1896



spermogonia orange, epiphyllous, in small groups. Aecia also orange and epiphyllous, dish-shaped without a clear margin on yellowed leaves.

spermogonia, aecia

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Saxifraga azoides, cespitosa, hypnoides, moschata, rivularis, rosacea.

on Salix


uredinia orange, hypophyllous; spores rotund, 15-23 x 17-35 µm, finely spinulose all over; between the spores numerous capitate, 60-95 µm long paraphyses. Telia usually epiphyllous, sub-epidermal, brownish.

uredinia, telia

Salicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Salix reticulata.


conceived by some authors as component of one complex species with aecia on a wide range of hosts, and uredinia and telia on Salix: Melampsora epitea.


Brandenburger (1985a: 45, 216), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Losa Quintana (1972a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).


Last modified 16.vii.2017