Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia croci

Puccinia croci Gäumann & Terrier, 1952

on Crocus


no host alternation. Only telia are known. They are epiphyllous, small, rust-coloured and compartimentalised by rows of vertical paraphyses. The spores are 2-celled.

host plants

Iridaceae, monophagous

Crocus sativus, vernus subsp. albiflorus, versicolor.


Brandenburger (1985a: 737), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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