Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia athamantina

Puccinia athamantina Sydow & Sydow, 1902

on Athamanta, Carum


No host plant alternation. Spermogonia not numerous, between the aecia, formed sub-epidermally. Aecia small, yellowish, cupulate on yellowed and galled spots at the underside of the leaf, veins and petioles. Uredinia tiny, light brown; urediniospores with 3 germination pores. Telia blackish brown, ultimately naked, pulverulent. Teliospores short-elliptic, two-celled, hardly constricted; wall thick with a dense pattern of deep pits; pedicel thin, ± hyaline, about as long as the spore.

host plants

Apiaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Athamanta cretensis, turbith & subsp. hungarica, vestina; Carum graecum (= Athamanta verticillata).


Both the Index Fungorum (2018) as MycoBank (2018) maintain the spelling Puccinia athamanthina.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 432), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Negrean (1996b), Schmid-Heckel (1985a.

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