Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia chondrillina

Puccinia chondrillina Bubák, 1901

on Chondrilla


No host plant alternation, no aecia. Uredinia on leaves and stems, causing malformations; powdery, light brown; spores spinulose, with 2 pores that are not surrounded by a spine-less zone. Telia form dark brown crusts on the stems. Teliospores 2-celled, weakly constricted, top and bottom rounded; the wall is uniformly thin, spinulose; pedicel short, deciduous.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Chondrilla juncea.


Deployed in subtropical regions in the biological control of skeleton weed, a serious weed.


Adams & Line (1984a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a), Unamuno (1941a,b, 1942a), Wapshere & Cullen (1984a).

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