Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia helvetica

Puccinia helvetica Schröter, 1874

on Asperula


no host plant alternation, no aecia. Uredinia small, amphigenous, reddish brown. Telia hypophyllous, dark brown, long covered by the epidermis. Teliospores two-celled, ± oval; wall thin and smooth; pedicel hyaline, short, deciduous.

host plants

Rubiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Asperula taurina & subsp. leucanthera.


According to Klenke & Scholler the valid name of this species is P. rubiae Fuckel, 1871. An explanation is not given; the Index Fungorum (2016) considers both names valid.


Brandenburger (1985a: 504), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Negrean & Denchev (2000a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a).

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