Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cerotelium fici

Cerotelium fici (Castagne) Arthur, 1917

on Ficus, Maclura

Cerotelium fici: uredininum

Ficus carica, from González-Fragoso (1925a: uredinium (section)


spermogonia and aecia unknown. Uredinia hypophyllous, 0.3 mm, often very numerous, except by a central opening covered by the epidermis; around the spores a circle of filiform, thin-walled evanescent paraphyses; urediniospores with 2-4 germination pores. Telia originate from the uredinia, spores in chains of 3-7; they are found only rarely.

host plants

Moraceae, oligophagous

Ficus carica; Maclura pomifera.


Kuehneola fici Butler, 1914; Physopella fici (Castagne) Arthur, 1906.


Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 72), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a, 1984a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Dennis (1976a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Huseyin & Selcuk (2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014c), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Săvulescu & Rayss (1935a), Spooner & Butterfill (1999a).

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