Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia asteris-alpini

Puccinia asteris-alpini Sydow & Sydow, 1902

on Aster


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia hypophyllous, on 1-2 mm large yellowed spots, black, long covered by the epidermis, compact. Spores two-celled; wall smooth, thin but apically strongly thickened; pedicel persistent.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Aster alpinus.


Termorshuizen & Swertz consider this species conspecific with P. cnici-oleracei.


Brandenburger (1985a: 610), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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