Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia chrysanthemi

Puccinia chrysanthemi Roze, 1900

on Chrysantnhemum s.l.


No host plant alternation; only uredinia and telia. Uredinia rust-coloured, mostly hypophyllous on brown leaf spots, soon naked, pulverulent. Urediniospores globular, verruculose, with 3 equatorial pores, capped by a papilla that strongly swells up in water. Telia rarely formed, dark brown, hypophyllous, naked. Teliospores mostly 2-celled; wall brown, spinulose, apically somewhat thickened; pedicel persistent, hyaline, 1-2 x the length of the spore.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Argyranthemum frutescens, pinnatifidum; Chrysanthemum “chinense”, decaisneanum, indicum, morifolium, shimotomaii, zawadskii; Dendranthema grandiflorum, japonicum, lavandulifolium subsp. seticuspe, pacificum.

? Also Achillea phrygia (Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe). The reference to Artemisia spp. as a hostplant by Afshan ao must be the result of a misidentification.


Termorshuizen & Swertz consider this species conspecific with P. tanaceti.


Afshan, Khalid & Niazi (2012a), Alaei, De Backer, Nuytinck ao (2009a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Brandenburger (1985a: 635), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum & Dennis (1976a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Unamuno (1941b).

Last modified 25.xi.2022