Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia asperulae-odoratae

Puccinia asperulae-odoratae Wurth, 1904

on Asperula, Galium


Aecia hypophyllous, in groups, cupulate, with white, recurved margin split into segments and yellow spores. Uredinia and telia hypophyllous, brown. Urediniospores 21-24 x 23-28 µm with 2, generally equatorial pores. Teliospores two-celled, 19 x 39 µm, with apically thickened wall.

host plants

Rubiaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Asperula breviflora; Galium humifusum, odoratum.


often considered conspecific with Puccinia punctata.


Brandenburger (1985a: 507), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a).

Last modified 9.xi.2022