Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia cirsii-eriophori

Puccinia cirsii-eriophori Jacky, 1899

on Cirsium


spermogonia mostly epiphyllous. Aecia generally hypophyllous, solitary, on small yellowed spots; peridium rudimentary, spore mass orange yellow, spores not formed in chains; they are released through a pore. Uredinia and telia amphigenous. Uredinia rust coloured, pulverulent; spores on average > 30 µm, with three pores, each on capped by a low papilla. Telia small, dark brown, pulverulent; spores two-celled, very finely verruculose; germination pore of the top cel apical.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Cirsium eriophorum, erisithales, ferox, leucocephalum.


often considered conspecific with P. cnici.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 664), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 28.xi.2022