Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia anthoxanthina

Puccinia anthoxanthina Gäumann, 1945

on Anthoxanthum


host plant alternation unknown, possibly not existing. Uredinia rust-coloured, mainly epiphyllous, on discoloured spots, up to 0.5 mm, soon naked. Urediniospores with 6-8 distributed germination pores. Between the spores almost colourless distinctly capitate paraphyses. Telia are formed very rarely. They are amphigenous, 1 mm, long covered by the epidermis, deeply sunken in the leaf tissue. The telium is divided into compartments by rows of brown clavate paraphyses. Teliospores inverted cone-shaped, 2-celled; the wall is smooth, thin except in the flattened tip. Pedicel very short.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Anthoxanthum odoratum.


several authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. brachypodii.


Brandenburger (1985: 825), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 14.xii.2022