Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia ammophilina

Puccinia ammophilina (Klebahn) Mains, 1939

on Ammophila


No host plant alternation (or not known). Uredinia epiphyllous in the gutter-like lamina, orange-yellow, initially covered by the epidermis. Scattered throughout the uredinia stand thin-walled, pale yellow paraphyses with a thin stalk and a distinct head. Urediniospores with 6-9 distributed germination pores. Telia epiphyllous, brown-black, rather long covered by the epidermis, later surrounded by remnant of the ruptured epidermis. Teliosporen 2-celled, clavate; wall smooth, thin except an apical thickening; pedicel short, deciduous.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Ammophila arenaria.


Uredo ammophilina Klebahn, 1914. Among others Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider ammophilina conspecific with Puccinia pygmaea.


Brandenburger (1985a: 803), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 12.xii.2022