Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia adoxae

Puccinia adoxae Hedwig, 1805

on Adoxa

Puccinia adoxae: telia on Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina, Belgium, prov. Flemish Brabant, Hoegaarden, Meldertbos, 30.iii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: telia on upper side and underside of the leaf…

Puccinia adoxae: telia on Adoxa moschatellina

… and on the stems

Puccinia adoxae: teliospores


Puccinia adoxae: teliospores

teliospores, strong magnification

Puccinia adoxae on Adoxa moschatellina

Adoxa moschatellina, Gronsveld, Savelsbos © Cor Zonneveld

Puccinia adoxae: telia



Only telia. They are numerous, amphigenous, also on the petioles, dark brown, long covered by the epidermis, often placed on small galls. Spores 2-celled, brown, apical cell with a hyaline papilla.

host plants

Adoxaceae, monophagous

Adoxa moschatellina.


the species essentially differs from P. albescens in having but one, instead of all for types of spores; morphologically there is little difference between the two.


Brandenburger (1985a: 594), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Pellicier (2001a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2019a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 20.xi.2022