Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia gigantea

Puccinia gigantea Karsten, 1879

on Chamerion


No host plant alternation, telia only. They are small, black, hypophyllous, in circular groups on galled spots. Spores two-celled, on a along, persistent pedicel.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Chamerion angustifolium.


Brandenburger (1985a: 413), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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