Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia carduncelli

Puccinia carduncelli Sydow &Sydow, 1902

on Carthamus

Puccinia carduncelli: teliospores

Carthamus caeruleus, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores


No host plant alternation, only telia: black, pulverulent, soon naked, mainly hypophyllous, also on the petioles, not associated with leaf spots. Golden yellow urediniospores are formed among the teliospores; they measure 19-24 x 24-31 µm and ha 3-4 germination pores that not are capped by a papilla. Teliospores two-celled, oval, almost smooth, 17-24 x 26-31 µm; pedicel almost entirely hyaline, deciduous, up to 40 µm.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Carthamus carduncellus, caeruleus, mitissimus.


Brandenburger (1985a: 656) , Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Mayor (1973a).

Last modified 27.xi.2022