Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia epilobii-fleischeri

Puccinia epilobii-fleischeri Fischer, 1897

on Epilobium


No host plant alternation; all phases hypophyllous. The infestation is systemic, the entire plant is diseased. Aeciospores verruculose, without larger deciduous warts. Uredinia are not formed. Telia dark brown. Teliospores two-celled, smooth, brown, top cell with an apical germination pore, capped by a broad, hyaline papilla. Pedicel long, hyaline, deciduous.

host plants

Onagraceae, narrowly monophagous

Epilobium fleischeri.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 412), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 25.x.2022