Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pucciniastrum circaeae

Pucciniastrum circaeae (Schumacher) Spegazzini, 1888

on Abies


spermogonia amphigenous on the young needles, honey-coloured, bursting through the epidermis. Aecia hypophyllous, in two rows, c. 1 mm high rods, flesh coloured, later, after release of the spores, white. Aeciospores 14-32 x 11-21 µm, finely verruculose, but with a smooth and thin-walled zone.

spermogonia, aecia

Pinaceae, monophagous

Abies alba.

on Circaea

Pucciniastrum circaeae on leaf of Circaea lutetiana

Circaea lutetiana, Nieuwendam, Baanakkerspark: infested leaf, upperside

Pucciniastrum circaeae uredinia on leaf of Circaea lutetiana


Pucciniastrum circaeae uredinia on leaf of Circaea lutetiana

hypophyllous uredinia

Pucciniastrum circaeae uredinium

the urediniospores are released through a central pore

Pucciniastrum circaeae: urediniosporePucciniastrum circaeae: urediniospore



uredinia hypophyllous, on pale areas that may occupy most of the leaf; they are pale yellow, covered by a peridium with a central pore; the peridium cells around the pore are smooth; the spores more or less ovoid, verruculose. The yellow teliospores are formed in groups of 2-4 in the epidermis or in deeper layers of the leave’s tissue.

uredinia, telia

Onagraceae, monophagous

Circaea alpina & subsp. imaicola, x intermedia, lutetiana.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 15, 411), Doppelbauer % Pucciniastrum circaeae(1968a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Thiel, Frauenberger ao (2019a), Ludwig (1974a), McTaggart, Geering & Shivas (2014a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Roskam (2009a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2007a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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