Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia bistortae

Puccinia bistortae (Strauss) de Candolle, 1815

on Apiaceae


Spermogonia amphigenous, honey coloured. Aecia hypohpyllous, deeply immersed, on yellow galled spots, pustulate, bright yellow without a peridium. The spores are released by a pore.

spermogonia, aecia

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Angelica sylvestris; Carum carvi; Chaerophyllum hirsutum; Conopodium majus; Ligusticum mutellina; Meum athamanticum; Pimpinella anisum, major, peregrina, saxifraga; Selinum carvifolia.

on Bistorta

Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

Bistorta vivipara, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores

Puccinia bistortae on Bistorta officinalis

Bistorta officinalis, Belgium, prov. Liège, Büllingen, Vallée de la Holzwarche © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia bistortae on Bistorta officinalis: telia

hypophyllous telia

Puccinia bistortae: urediniospores


Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

teliospores without apical papilla or thickened wall

Puccinia bistortae: teliospores

cell wall with some lines of fine warts


uredinia and telia hypophyllous, on yellow-coloured spots. Uredinia orange, soon naked; spores elliptic, with ± 4 inconspicuous germination pores. Telia dark brown, soon pulverulent; spores 17-22 x 28-33 µm two-celled with some length lines of fine warts; the two germination pores not capped by a pore.

uredinia, telia

Polygonaceae, olgophagous

Bistorta officinalis, vivipara; Persicaria lapathifolia; Polygonum bellardii.


Puccinia angelicae-bistortae (Strauss) Klebahn, 1902; cari-bistortae Klebahn, 1899; conopodii-bistortae Klebahn, 1869; pimpinellae-bistortae Semadeni, 1916.


Aecia on Selinum dubium have been described as Aecidium selini Lindroth, 1901 (mentioned by Buhr 1964a as “Puccinia aecidii-selini (Lindr.) Syd.”). They probably belong to this, or a related species.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 85, 436, 439, 448), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dietrich (2013a), Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hagen (1941a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Mayor (1967a), Negrean (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Scholler & Schubert (1993a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 19.xi.2021