Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia gladioli

Puccinia gladioli Castagne, 1843

on Valerianella


Spermogonia numerous, hypophyllous, initially yellow, finally black. The aecial mycelium is systemic, the ± cupulate aecia therefore distributed over the entire lamina, mostly hypophyllous.

spermogonia, aecia

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valerianella carinata, dentata, locusta, rimosa.

on Gladiolus

Puccinia gladioli: telium (section)

Gladiolus italicus, from González Fragoso (1924a): telia (section)


uredinia missing. Telia amphigenous, black, permanently covered by the epidermis, on chestnut-coloured spots, coalescing to 1 cm large crusts; between the groups of stalked, 2-celled spores bundles of vertical paraphyses.

uredinia, telia

Iridaceae, monophagous

Gladiolus atroviolaceus, communis, illyricus, imbricatus, italicus, kotschyanus, undulatus.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 597, 739), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

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