Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia desmazieri

Puccinia desmazieri Constanineau, 1916

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Cynodon


no host plant aalternation (known), onlly uredinia and telia; both amphigenous, brown and blackish brown, respectively. Urediiospores 17-25 x 20-38 µm, with 2(-3) equatorial germination pores and a conspicuously thick wall (up to 5 µm). Teliospores 2-celled, elliptic; wall of top cell apically not thickened wall; pedicel thick, hyaline, persistent, up to 150 µm.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Cynodon dactylon.


according to the Index Fungorum (2016), the spelling “desmazieresi” is incorrect.


Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).


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