Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia chaerophylli

Puccinia chaerophylli Purton, 1821

on Apiaceae

Puccinia charophylli: causing galls on Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata, Loenen (Ge): galls, induced by the aecia © Arnold Grosscurt

Puccinia charophylli: uredinia on Myrrhis odorata


Puccinia charophylli: uredinia on Myrrhis odorata

also on the petioles and stem

Puccinia chaerophylli: uredinia and telia on Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata, Engeland, South-west Yorkshire, VC63: uredinia (rust colour) and telia (blackish brown); © Malcolm Storey, BioImages

Puccinia chaerophylli: urediniospores


Puccinia chaerophylli: teliospores


Puccinia chaerophylli: spores

Chaerophyllum aureum, from González Fragoso (1924a): urediniospores and teliospores


No alternation of host plant. Aecia pustulate with a slit-like opening, in small groups on the leaves and petioles on galled spots. Uredinia hypophyllous, cinnaber coloured, on yellowed spots at the upperside of the leaf. Urediniospores 18-25 x 25-32 µm, with 3 equatorial pores, each covered by a low papilla. Telia blackish brown hypophyllous, naked, pulverulent. Teliospores 2-celled, wall with a reticulate structure (sometimes very shallow, and then almost invisible). Germination pores of the top cel apical, the one of the lower cell not far from the attachment of the pedicel.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Anthriscus caucalis, cerefolium, lamprocarpa, nitidus, sylvestris & subsp. nemorosus, tenerrimus; Chaerophyllum aureum, bulbosum, byzantinum, crinitum, hirsutum, macrospermum, temulum, villarsii; Daucus carota; Myrrhis odorata; Torilis japonica.


Bahcecioglu & Gjaerum (2004a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1972a. 1985a” 429), Buhr (1964b), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hafellner (1980a, Henderson (2000a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Marková & Urban (1988a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 28.x.2022