Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia dichondrae

Puccinia dichondrae Montagne, 1852

on Dichondra


No host plant alternation, only tela. Infested leaves stand erect above the plant, with the upperside rolled inwards, exposing the telia-covered underside. Teliospores brown, on a sort pedicel, two-celled, weakly constricted, apically with a conspicuous, hyaline papilla.

host plants

Convolvulaceae, monophagous

Dichondra micrantha.


The host plant is native in New Zealand, and is cultivated as a cover plant in gardens. The rust made its appearance in Italy in 2004.


Sarrocco, Vergara & Vannacci (2009a).

Last modified 3.vii.2019