Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Gymnosporangium cornutum

Gymnosporangium cornutum Arthur, 1911

aecia on Sorbus

Gymnosporangium cornutum

Sorbus aucuparia, Ermelose Heide © Arnold Grosscurt: aecium

Gymnosporangium cornutum: aecium on Sorbus aucuparia

Sorbus aucuparia, België, prov. Limburg, Genk, de Maten © Carina Van Steenwinkel: aecium

Gymnosporangium cornutum: young aecium on Sorbus aucuparia

young aecium

Gymnosporangium cornutum: peridium cells

peridium wall

Gymnosporangium cornutum: peridium cells, detail


Gymnosporangium cornutum: aeciospore



The slender, acute peridia, not fraying at their tip, are characteristic.

spermogonia, aecia

Rosaceae, monophagous

Sorbus aucuparia, chamaemespilus, domestica, hybrida, intermedia, latifolia, mougeotii, umbellata.

For a closely similar gall on Sorbus torminalis see Gymnosporangium torminali-juniperini.

telia on Juniperus

Gymnosporangium cornutum: teliospores

Juniperus communis, from González-Fragoso (1925a): teliospores


telia on green, young branches that show few signs of galling; pulvinate, 1-3 mm, chocolate brown at first, later turning orange. When moistened they don’t swell strongly. Spores two-celled with 1-3 germination pores per cell, each one capped by a hyaline papilla.


Cupressaceae, monophagous

Juniperus communis, rigida.


Gymnosporangium aucupariae-juniperini Klebahn; G. juniperinum: Gäumann (1959a).


Tuberculina persicina.


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