Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia firma

Puccinia firma Dietel, 1892

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Bellidiastrum


Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate, surrounded by a yellow or red zone, peridium well developed, frayed.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Bellidiastrum (= Aster) michelii.

on Carex


uredinia hypophyllous. Telia blackish brown, soon naked. Teliospores two-celled, clavate, smooth, wall apically thickened; pedicel as long as the spore, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex firma.


Blumer (1946a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).


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