Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia aconiti-rubrae

Puccinia aconiti-rubrae Lüdi, 1918

on Aconitum


spermogonia honey-coloured, in dense groups on the upper side of the leaves, the petioles and the stems. Aecia on the corresponding underside; peridium almost tubular, cupulate, reddish-yellow. Aeciospores orange-yellow. Generally the aecia not on discoloured leaf spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Aconitumx cammarum, degenii, napellus, tauricum, variegatum.

Not on A. lycoctonum (Klenke & Scholler)

on Festuca


no uredinia. Telia hypophyllous, as up to 5 mm long vertical stripes; they remain long covered by the epidermis. They are surrounded, often also divided, by rows of brown, ± clavate paraphyses. Teliospores two-celled, slender, with a smooth, thin wall, that only apically is somewhat thickened. Pedicel short, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Festuca rubra, violacea.


several authors consider this species conspecific with, or a variety of P. recondita.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 760), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Roskam (2019a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 8.xii.2022