Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pucciniastrum goeppertianum

Pucciniastrum goeppertianum (Kühn) Klebahn, 1904

on Abies


spermogonia hypophyllous, subcuticular. Aecia also hypohpyllous, in two dense rows; peridium tubular, c. 2 mm high. Aeciospores finely and densely echinulate all over; contents orange.

spermogonia, aecia

Aecia in two rows at the underside of the needles, with a white, cylindrical or sac-like peridium; the spores are orange red.

Abies alba, amabilis, balsamea, cephalonica, cilicica, concolor, fraseri, grandis, lasiocarpa, magnifica, nordmanniana, pinsapo, sibirica, veitchii.

on Vaccinium


uredinia missing. Tela consist of initially shiny pink, later brown plaques engirdling parts of the stems. Teliospores develop within the epidermis cells. Infected shoots are elongated and form witches’ brooms. The mycelium is systemic and hibernates in the plants.

uredinia, telia

Ericaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Vaccinium corymbosum, membranaceum, vitis-idaea.

In North America also Cyanococcus pensylvanicus.


Calyptospora goeppertiana Kühn, 1869; Thekopsora goeppertiana (Kühn) Hiratsuka.


Brandenburger (1985a: 14, 471), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), McTaggart, Geering & Shivas (2014a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2003a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

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