Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia brunellarum-moliniae

Puccinia brunellarum-moliniae Cruchet, 1904

on Prunella


spermogonia epiphyllous. Aecia cup-shaped, at the underside of the leaf, in circular groups on violet or yellowish brown spots; spore mass colourless.

spermogonia, aecia

Laminaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Origanum vulgare; Prunella grandiflora, vulgaris

on Molinia


Uredinia mostly at the underside of the leaf, linear, brown; telia like the uredinia, in groups of up to 15 mm, black. Urediniospores thick-walled, spinulose, with 3 inconspicuous germination pores, not capped by a papilla. Teliospores 2-celled, broad-elliptic, wall smooth; pedicel hyaline, persistent, very long.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Molinia caerulea.


P. brunellarum-moliniae and P. nemoralis are often considered conspecific, and then addressed as P. moliniae Tulasne, 1854,


Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

references (moliniae)

Brandenburger (1985a, 820), Buhr (1965a: 568), Gäumann (1959a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022