Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia eriophori

Puccinia eriophori von Thümen, 1880

on Ligularia, Tephroseris


Spermogonia yellow, epiphyllous. Aecia dish-shaped to cupulate with recurved margin, white, hypophyllous on pale spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Ligularia sibirica; Tephroseris helenitis, palustris.

on Eleocharis, Eriophorum, ? Trichophorum


uredinia and telia hypophyllous, light brown and black, respectively. Urediniospores with 2 germination pores. Telia compact, forming up to 6 m long stripes. Teliospopores 2-celled, on a thick, persistent pedicel of 48-75 µm.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Eleocharis ovata, palustris; Eriophorum angustifolium, latifolium; Trichophorum alpinnum

The occurrence on Trichophorum, that was mentioned by Gäumann, is not confirmed by Klenke & Scholler


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a, Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 3.viii.2018