Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia gibberosa

Puccinia gibberosa Lagerheim, 1888

on Drymochloa


uredinia rust-coloured, epiphyllous, with paraphyses; spores with 8-9 germination pores. Telia hypophyllous, blackish brown, covered by the epidermis, divided into compartments by rows of brown paraphyses; spores two-celled, apically with 1-5 only 2-6 µm long digitiform processes; pedicel very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Drymochloa sylvatica (= Festuca altissima).


often considered conspecific with P. coronata.


the host alternation is not known. Artificial infection of Frangula alnus en Rhamnus cathartica, hostplants of P. coronata failed.


Brandenburger (1985a: 760), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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