Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Milesina scolopendrii

Milesina scolopendrii (Faull) Henderson, 1961

on Abies

spermogonia, aecia

see under the genus Milesina.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba, cephalonica, concolor, nordmanniana.

on Asplenium

Milesina scolopendrii: uredinium (section)

Asplenium scolopendrium, from González-Fragoso (1925a): section through part of an uredinium: te upper cell layer is the epidermis of the host plant; the layer below is the wall of the uredinium: the peridium

Milesina scolopendrii on Asplenium scolopendrium

Asplenium scolopendrium, Belgium, prov. Liège, Plombières, Haldes calaminaires de Plombières, 1.v.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Milesina scolopendrii on Asplenium scolopendrium

leaf underside with extruded masses of urediniospores

Milesina scolopendrii: urediniospores


Milesina scolopendrii: uredinium

part of a leaf, lighted from behind, showing a large number or brown uredinia (the opening is an artefact)

Milesina scolopendrii: urediniospore


Milesina scolopendrii: urediniospores


Milesina scolopendrii: urediniospores



uredinia hypophyllous, pustulate, covered with a brown epidermis, in which a pare develops; spores short club shaped, remotely spinulose, on a short, plump pedicel. The uredinia ripen in late autumn and winter, releasing a white mass of spores, especially in 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.

uredinia, telia

Aspleniaceae, narrowly monophagous

Asplenium scolopendrium.


Milesia scolopendrii.


Brandenburger (1985a: 7, 15), Bubner, Buchheit, Friedrich ao (2019a), Eichhorn (1941a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Hick & Preece (1990a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Negrean (1996b), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 25.ii.2020