Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Frommeella tormentillae

Frommeëlla tormentillae (Fuckel) Cummins & Hiratsuka, 1983

on Potentilla

Frommeella tormentillae

Potentilla argentea, Belgium, prov. Namur, Ciergnon: uredinia; leg. J.-M. Couvreur, det. Arthur Vanderweyen © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Frommeëlla tormentillae: spores

Potentilla anglica x nepalensis; from Mckenzie & Dingley (1996a): teliospores and urediniospores


no host plant alternation, no aecia. Uredinia epiphyllous, orange, very conspicuous; later in the summer hypophyllous, yellow inconspicuous uredinia are formed. Urediniospores finely spinulose, with 3-4 indistinct pores. The telia hypophyllous, light brown. The teliospores are clublike, with c. 5 smooth, brown cells, each with one germination pore. Pedicel hyaline, persistent, about as long as the spore. The teliospores germinate immediately, enabling several generations in a season.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous

Potentilla anglica, argentea, aurea subsp. chrysocraspeda, erecta, grandiflora, x mixta, recta, reptans.


Phragmidium tormentillae Fuckel, 1870; Frommea obtusa (Strauss) Arthur, 1917.


Bahcecioglu & Gjaerum (2004a), Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Helfer (2005a), Henderson (2000a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Thiel, Rätzel, ao (2020a), Mckenzie & Dingley (1996a), Petrova &a Denchev (2004a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Spooner & Butterfill (1999a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2007a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 7.iv.2023