Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia actaeae-agropyri

Puccinia actaeae-agropyri Fischer, 1901

on Ranunculaceae


spermogonia honey-coloured, epiphyllous, in small groups. Aeci cupulate, hypophyllous, yellowish white, often in up to 8 mm large circles; spores verruculose. The leaf tissue soon turns brown and dies off.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, oligophagous

Aconitum x cammarum, lycoctonum, napellus, tauricum, variegatum; Actaea rubra, spicata; ? Adonis; Aquilegia vulgaris; Consolida ajacis, regalis;,Delphinium cashmerianum, elatum, exaltatum; Eranthis hyemalis; Helleborus foetidus, lividus subsp. corsicus, odorus, purpurascens, viridis; Hepatica nobilis; Leptopyrum fumarioides; Nigella arvensis, damascena, hispanica; Staphisagria macrosperma; Thalictrum pyrrhocarpum; Trollius asiaticus, europaeus.

Not on Clematis!

on Elymus


Uredinia epiphyllous, long covered by the epidermis; urediniosporen with 3-± 6 pores. Telia also epiphyllous, elongated, often confluent long covered by the epidermis; no paraphyses. Teliospores two-celled, not constricted, cone-shaped with broad apex; the wall is smooth and thin, but strongly thickened apically (but not basally). Pedicel very short, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, ? monophagous

Elymus caninus.

Possibly also Elytrigia atherica, campestris (Gäumann).


many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. recondita.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 780), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Roskam (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a).

Last modified 11.x.2023