Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia caricis-montanae

Puccinia caricis-montanae Fischer, 1898

on Centaurea s.l., Volutaria


aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, well developed peridium split into segments, on yellow or red leaf spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, nauw oligophagous

Centaurea alba, calocephala, jacea & subsp. gaudinii, melitensis, nervosa, nigra, nigrescens & subsp. transalpina, paniculata, panormitana subsp. umbrosa, phrygia & subsp. pseudophrygia, scabiosa & subsp. sadleriana, stoebe & subsp. australis, uniflora, vallesiaca; Cyanus montanus, segetum, triumfettii; Volutaria muricata.

on Carex


uredinia and telia soon naked. Urediniospores with 2 supra-equatorial germination pores. Teliospores 2-celled, ob-pyriform; wall smooth, apically strongly thickened; pedicel persistent, hyaline, up to the length of the spore; the spores do no fall off.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex alba, leporina, montana, umbrosa.


Puccinia jaceae-capillaris Tranzschel, 1910; jaceae-leporinae Tranzschel, 1910; P. nigrae-montanae Hasler.

Many authors treat caricis-montanae as conspecific with P. doicae, or as a variety of dioicae or of P. arenariicola.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a)., Buhr (1964b), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a, 1925a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).


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