Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leucotelium cerasi

Leucotelium cerasi (Bérenger) Tranzschel, 1935

on Eranthis


Spermogonia unusual by having long paraphyses that grow outwards through the central pore. Aecia homogeneously distributed over the leaf [the fungus is systemic]; not causing leaf spots. Peridium with broad, outwards bent segments.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Eranthis hyemalis.

on Prunus


uredinia and telia small, on discoloured spots. Uredinia small, bright yellow, long covered by the epidermis, waxy, without paraphyses; spores yellowish-brown, echinulate. Telia like the uredinia or more whitish; spores two-celled, thin-walled, hyaline, on a relatively long, persistent pedicel.

uredinia, telia

Rosaceae, monophagous

Prunus armeniaca, avium, cerasifera, cerasus, domestica & subsp.insititia, dulcis, fruticosa, maackii, padus, persica, pumila, spinosa, tenella, virginiana.


Puccinia cerasi (Bérenger) Castagne, 1842.


Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Brandenburger (1985a: 145, 266), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Helfer (2005a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Riegler-Hager (2007a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 28.ix.2022