Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia agropyrina

Puccinia agropyrina Eriksson, 1899

on Ranunculus, Thalictrum


see Aecidium ranunculi-acris.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, oligophagous

Ranunculus ? repens, sceleratus; Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, flavum, lucidum, minus, simplex.

Gäumann only mentions Ranunculus!

on Poaceae

Puccinia agropyrina: uredinia on Elytrigia repens

Elytrigia repens, Bergen NH: epiphyllous uredinia

Puccinia agropyrina: uredinia


Puccinia agropyrina: urediniospores (empty)

two empty urediniospores


Uredinia mostly epiphyllous, rust brown, dispersed. Urediniospores 16-19 x 19-26 µm, verruculose, with 8-10 pores. Telia hypophyllous, covered by the epidermis, divided in compartments by rows of brown paraphyses. Teliospores 13-14 x 37-42 µm, 2-celled, clavate, hardly constricted; wall thin, except at the tip, smooth. Pedicel short, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron cristatum; Bromus arvensis; Elymus campestris; Elytriga intermedia, repens; Secale cereale.


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


Brandenburger (1985a: 778), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1922a, 1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Liu, Szabob, Hambleton, Anikster & Kolmer (2013a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Unamuno (1942a).

Last modified 10.xii.2022