Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia alpina

Puccinia alpina Fuckel, 1874

on Viola


Only telia. They are scattered over the leaf, dark brown, up to 2 mm long, soon naked. Spores 2-celled, broadly fusiform, 14-21 x 35-52 µm, hardly constricted; wall finely reticulate, thickened towards the tip; pedicel hyaline, short, deciduous.

host plants

Violaceae, narrowly monophagous

Viola biflora.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 392), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Hafellner (1980a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Müller (2006a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).

Last modified 23.x.2022