Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia extensicola

Puccinia extensicola Plowright, 1889

on Tripolium


spermogonia honey-coloured, in dense groups. Aecia amphigenous, also on the stem, on discoloured spots; they are cupulate with white, outwards curved peridium segments; spore mass yellow.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, ? monophagous

Tripolium pannonicum & subsp. tripolium.

González Fragoso found aecia also on Limbarda crithmoides.

on Carex


uredinia mainly epiphyllous, on pale spots; urediniospores spinulose, 18-22 x 18-28 µm, with 2 pores above the equator, surrounded by a smooth zone. Telia black, long covered by the epidermis. Teliospores two-celled, slender, with a smooth wall, that apically is strongly thickened. Pedicel short, hyaline.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex distans, exensa.


many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016) consider this species conspecific with Puccinia dioicae, or a variety of it.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Gäumnn (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a), Zwetko & Poelt (1989a).


Last modified 16.vii.2017