Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia galii-cruciatae

Puccinia galii-cruciatae Duby, 1830

on Cruciata, etc.


Spermogonia epiphyllous. Aecia (sometimes not formed) hypophyllous, in groups, cupulate, with white, recurved margin split into segments and yellow spores. Uredinia and telia brown, also on leaf spots. Urediniospores 19 x 22 µm with 2 equatorial pores. Teliospores two-celled, 18-26 x 24-66 µm, with apically strongly thickened wall.

host plants

Rubiaceae, oligophagous

Cruciata glabra, laevipes, taurica; Galium verum.


often considered conspecific with Puccinia punctata.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Brandenburger (1985a: 506), Gäumann (1959a), Henderson (2000a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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