Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia clematidis-secalis

Puccinia clematidis-secalis Dupias, 1948

on Clematis


aecia orange-yellow, on discoloured, eventually galled spots on the leaves, petioles and stems.

Only if the hostplant alternation is known, a specific identification is possible for aecia on Clematis.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, monophagous

Clematis recta, vitalba.

on Poaceae – Triticeae


uredinia hypophyllous, tiny; urediniospores brown, spinulose with 3-6 pores. Telia less than half a mm, blackish brown, permanently covered by the epidermis; they are divided into compartments by rows of brown paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, clavate, not constricted; wall smooth, apically somewhat thickened; pedicel short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, oligophagous

Aegilops neglecta, “ovata”, triuncialis; Dasypyrum villosum; Elymus caninus; Elytrigia intermedia, repens; Hordelymus europaeus; Hordeum marinum; Secale cereale.


Several authors take this species as conspecific with, or a variety of, Puccinia recondita.


Brandenburger (1985a: 790), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2012a).

Last modified 11.xii.2022