Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia cesatii

Puccinia cesatii Schröter, 1879

on Poaceae, Andropogoneae


no host alternation (known), only uredinia and telia. Uredinia epiphyllous, brown, thick pulverulent, soon naked, bordered by remnants of the perforated epidermis. Urediniospores ± globular, thick-walled, clearly verruculose, with 4-5 germination pores; the spores stand on up to 85 µm long, hyaline pedicels. Between the spores thin-walled colourless paraphyses. Telia rare, blackish brown, thick pulverulent, soon naked. Teliospores 1- or 2-celled, short-oval, smooth, on a pedicel that is up to 120 µm long, persistent; the spores do not fall out. Between the spores thin, colourless paraphyses.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Bothriochloa ischaemum, pertusa; Chrysopogon gryllus; Heteropogon contortus; Hyparrhenia hirta.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 841), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Liu & Hamilton (2013a).

Last modified 15.xii.2022