Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tranzschelia pulsatillae

Tranzschelia pulsatillae (Opiz) Dietel, 1922

on Pulsatilla

Tranzschelia pulsatillae: telia on Anemone pratensis

Anemone (Pulsatilla) pratensis, Denmark © Simon Haarder; det Thomas Læssøe

Tranzschelia pulsatillae: telia



No host plant alternation; no aecia or uredinia. Spermogonia epiphyllous, brown, mostly missing. Telia hypophyllous, brown, pulverulent, without paraphyses, causing no leaf spots. Spores two-celled (but easily falling apart), the cells strongly verrucose, the top one globular, the lower one often more elongated.


Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pulsatilla alpina, halleri & subsp. styriaca, montana, patens, pratensis, vernalis, vulgaris.


Tranzschelia suffusca (Holway) Arthur, 1934.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauhpin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 18.vii.2018