Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia agrostidis

Puccinia agrostidis Plowright,1890

on Aquilegia

Puccinia agrostidis: spermogonium (section)

Aquilegia vulgaris, from González Fragoso (1924a): section through an uredinium, with many paraphyses sticking out


spermogonia amphigenous. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, in ± round groups.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, monophagous

Aquilegia alpina, atrata, dichroa, einseleana, glandulosa, nigricans, pyrenaica, viscosa, vulgaris.

on Agrostis

Puccinia agrostidis: teliospores

Agrostis castellana, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores


uredinia light orange, without paraphyses, amphigenous, on yellow spots; urediniospores with 6-7 pores. Telia dark brown, often in a circle, split into compartments bij rows of clavate paraphyses. Teliospores two-celled, cylindric without constriction; wall smooth, thin except at the very tip. Pedicel dark brown, very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, ? monophagous

Agrostis canina, capillaris, castellana, gigantea, rupestris, stolonifera; ? Neoschischkinia pourrettii.


some authors, among them Termorshuizen & Swertz, consider this species conspecific with P. recondita.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 800), Buhr (1964b), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Losa España (1942a), Mayor (1970a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2003a), Unamuno (1941a, 1942a).

Last modified 12.xii.2022