Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia anatolica

Puccinia anatolica Gassner, 1944

on Vinca


no host plant alternation, no aecia. Spermogonia hypophyllous. Uredinia mainly hypophyllous. brown; spores pear-shaped, 19-21 x 32-39 µm, with generally 4, equatorial pores. Telia hypophyllous, dark brown, pulverulent; spores (1)2-celled, oval, 21-27 x 33-44 µm; wall reticulate; apically a distinct papilla; pedicel thick. The fungus is systemic and hibernates in the rhizome; that grow out in dense clumps of stiffly erect, etiolated shoots.


Apocynaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vinca herbacea.


The species is closely related, possibly synonymous, with Puccinia vincae.


Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (195a: 498), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a).


Last modified 14.vii.2017