Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia cerinthes-agropyrina

Puccinia cerinthes-agropyrina Tranzschel, 1907

on Boraginaceae


spermogonia mostly epiphyllous. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, with a white outwards curved peridium divided in segments, also on petioles, stems and calyces, cupulate, in dense circles; spore mass orange.

spermogonia, aecia

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Aegonychon purpurocaeruleum; Borago officinalis; Buglossoides arvensis; Cerinthe glabra, minor; Cynoglossum creticum, officinae; Echium plantagineum, vulgare; Lithospermum officinale; ? Nonea erecta; Myosotis alpestris, arvensis, ramosissima, scorpioides, stricta; Omphalodes linifolia.

on Elymus, Elytrigia


uredinia rust brown, amphigenous. Urediniospores 15-23 x 16-28 µm, spinulose, with ± 8 germination pores. Telia also amphigenous, covered by the epidermis, divided into small compartments by rows of brown paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, slender-conical, narrowed towards the pedicel; wall smooth, somewhat thickened at the tip; pedicel short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Elymus campestris, caninus; Elytrigia atherica, intermedia & subsp. trichophora, repens.


Aecidium lithospermi von Thümen, 1879.
Many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. recondita.


Ramularia uredinearum.


Alaei, De Backer, Nuytinck ao (2009a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a:780), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Roskam (2019a), Tomasi (2014a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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