Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia alpestris

Puccinia alpestris Sydow, 1901

on Crepis


No host plant alternation.Spermogonia amphigenous. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, yellow with recurved margin, on yellow spots, also on veins and petioles. Uredinia mainly epiphyllous, cinnamon brown, often already together with the aecia. Urediniospores 19-27 x 21-32 µm with 2 (rarely 3) ± equatorial pores. Telia mostly hypophyllous, blackish brown; spores 20-30 x 26-41 µm two-celled, coarsely verrucose, on short, hyaline pedicels.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Crepis alpestris.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 679), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).


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