Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia divergens

Puccinia divergens Bubák, 1907

on Carlina

Puccinia divergens op Carlina vulgaris

Carlina vulgaris, Belgium, prov. Liège, Aywaille, Carrière de la Falize, © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia divergens op Carlina vulgaris


Puccinia divergens: urediniospores


Puccinia divergens: urediniospores



No host plant alternation. Spermogonia not described. Aecia are not formed. Uredinia brown, long covered by the swollen epidermis; urediniospores 20-33 x 24-26 µm; 3 distributed pores. Telia as the uredinia, blackish brown, pulverulent. Teliospores 2-celled, pear-shaped, 24-33 x 34-51 µm; cell wall densely and finely verrucose; pedicel hyaline, short.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Carlina corymbosa, libanotica, oligocephala, vulgaris.

Klenke & Scholler also mention C. stricta [=> biebersteinii] which means an overlap with Puccinia carlinae.


this species of often considered identical with, or a variety of, P. calcitrapae.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 657), Buhr (1964b), Dietrich (2013a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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