Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia asperulae-aparinis

Puccinia asperulae-aparinis Picbauer, 1927

on Asperula, Galium


Aecia hypophyllous, in groups on discoloured, sometimes somewhat galled spots, cupulate, with white, recurved margin split into segments and yellow spores. Uredinia and telia generally amphigenous, light and dark brown, respectively. Urediniospores 12-29 x 14-32 µm, with 2, generally equatorial pores. Teliospores two-celled, 20 x 37 µm, brown, with apically strongly thickened wall, an a brown, 30-48 µm long pedicel.

host plants

Rubiaceae, oligophagous

Asperula pestalozzae; Galium rivale (= Asperula aparine).


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 507), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Zwetko (2000a [“P. asperulae-aparines“]).

Last modified 9.xi.2022