Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia asperulae-cynanchicae

Puccinia asperulae-cynanchicae Wurth, 1904

on Asperula


no host plant alternation. Spermogonia honey-coloured, ± pear-shaped, also in the stems. Aecia amphigenous, also on the stems, on on often crimson-coloured spots, cupulate. Uredinia and telia generally amphigenous. Uredinia light brown, soon naked. Urediniospores with 2, mostly equatorial germination pores, capped by a papilla that swells in water. Telia black, compact, margin covered by epidermis shreds. Teliospores two-celled, ob-pyriform; wall smooth, apically strongly thickened; pedicel persistent

host plants

Rubiaceae, monophagous

Asperula aristata & subsp. oreophila, cynanchica, hirsuta, neglecta.


Termorshuizen & Swertz consider this species conspecific with P. punctata.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 504), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Ruszkiewicz (2000a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 22.xii.2022