Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melampsoridium carpini

Melampsoridium carpini (Nees) Dietel, 1900

on Betulaceae

Melampsoridium carpini: uredinium (cross section)

Carpinus betulus, from González-Fragoso (1925a): cross section through an uredinium


spermogonia and aecia not known. Uredinia hypophyllous, corresponding with yellow spots at the upperside, delimited by the leaf venation; at first covered by the epidermis, then by a peridium that releases the spores through a central pore; spores sparsely spinulate, apex smooth. Telia mostly hypophyllous, small, yellow when fresh; spores formed subepidermally.

host plants

Betulaceae, oligophagous

Carpinus betulus; Corylus avellana; Ostrya virginiana.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 55), Chlebicki & Chmiel (2006a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Huseyin & Selcuk (2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 23.viii.2022