Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia herniariae

Puccinia herniariae Unger, 1836

on Herniaria


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia rust-brown, pulvinate, compact, also on the stems. Spores 12-17 x 36-40 µm, two-celled, apically rounded, on a 60-70 (110) µm long hyaline, persistent pedicel; apical wall of the top cell strongly thickened.


Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Herniaria glabra, hemistemon, hirsuta, incana, polygama.


part of a group of species around P. arenariae.


Brandenburger (1985a: 96), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 1.ix.2018