Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Milesina kriegeriana

Milesina kriegeriana (Magnus) Magnus, 1909

on Abies

spermogonia, aecia

see under the genus Milesina.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, cephalonica, concolor, grandis, nordmanniana, pinsapo.

on Dryopteris

Milesina kriegeriana uredinia on Dryopteris spec.

Dryopteris spec., België, prov. Antwerpen, Balen, de Vennen © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Milesina kriegeriana uredinia on Dryopteris spec.


Milesina kriegeriana urediniospores



uredinia hypophyllous, pustulate, covered with a brown epidermis, in which a pore develops; spores short club shaped, remotely spinulose, on a short, plump pedicel, c. 33 x 18 µm. From September on the uredinia produce a white mass of spores during damp weather. Telia at the underside of brown parts of the hibernated fronds. The spores are formed in the epidermis cells; they are irregular in shape, thin-walled, 1-40 celled.

host plants

Dryopteridaceae monophagous

Dryopteris x ambroseae, borreri, carthusiana, dilatata, expansa, filix-mas, intermedia subsp. azorica, pseudomas.

Termorshuizen & Swertz additionally mention Athyrium filix-femima (Woodsiaceae) and Polystichum aculeatum (Dryopteridaceae); on which this was based is not stated.


Milesia kriegeriana.


Brandenburger (1985a: 6, 15), Bubner, Buchheit, Friedrich ao (2019a), Doppelbaur (1968a, 1973a), Eichhorn (1941a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum & Dennis (1976a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2004a), Hick & Preece (1990a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a, Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Thiel, Choi ao (2016a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Tănase & Negrean (2007a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tykhonenko & Hayova (2015a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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