Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia cnici-oleracei

Puccinia cnici-oleracei Persoon, 1823

on Cirsium

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

Cirsium oleraceum, Belgium, prov. Flemish Brabant, Hoegaarden, Meldertbos, 30.vii.2018 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

infected leaf

Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

same leaf, underside, with telia

Puccinia cnici-oleracei: telium

each telium is surrounded by a pale-coloured swelling

Puccinia cnici-oleracei: telium


Puccinia cnici-oleracei: teliospores


Puccinia cnici-oleracei: teliospores


Puccinia cnici-oleracei on Cirsium oleraceum

Cirsium oleraceum, France, dép. Nord, Marchienne © Sébastien Carbonnelle


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia mostly hypophyllous, on yellowed spots, dark brown, sometimes merging into up to 1 cm large cushions. Spores two-celled; apex with a thickened wall.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cirsium acaulon, alsophilum, appendiculatum, erisithales, heterophyllum, hypoleucum, oleraceum, palustre, vulgare.

Gäumann additionally mentions Centaurea benedicta; this is not repeated by Klenke & Scholler. Also the reference by Bahçecioğlu a.o. to Achillea kotschyi, phrygia, tenuifolia and Aster amellus does not fit in the pattern. From the Macaronesian archipelago Beltran Tejera and Gjaerum add Galactites tomentosus. The reference to Achillea in Roskam (2019a) applies to P. millefolii.


Puccinia andersoni Berkeley & Broome, 1875.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a, Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 664), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Negrean (1997a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a, 2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 28.xi.2022