Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia calthae

Puccinia calthae Link, 1825

on Caltha


Spermogonia amphigenous, in groups, honey-coloured. Aecia hypophyllous or on stems and petioles, on yellowed spots; peridium white, spores yellow. Uredinia mainly hypophyllous, light brown; spores one-celled, spinulose; 2 germination pores above the equator. Telia amphigenous, often in circular groups, dark brown, not pulverulent; spores slender-fusiform, two-celled, smooth, upper one with a high papilla, on a long persistent pedicel.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Caltha palustris.


contrary to P. calthicola mainly a species of lower altitudes (Melzer ao).


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Mayor (1970a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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