Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia hierochloina

Puccinia hierochloina Klebahn, 1913

on ? Thalictrum


not described.

Only if the hostplant alternation is known, a specific identification is possible for aecia on Thalictrum.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, monophagous

? Thalictrum alpinum.

Aecia-bearing plants have been found in the neighbourhood of grass infected by hierochloina.

on Hierochloe


uredinia epiphyllous, tiny, without paraphyses; urediniospores brown, spinulose with 6-7 very inconspicuous pores. Telia less than half a m, blackish brown, permanently covered by the epidermis; no paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, clavate, not constricted; wall smooth, apically somewhat thickened; pedicel very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Hierochloe australis, odorata.


Several authors take this species as conspecific with, or a variety of, Puccinia recondita.


Brandenburger (1985a: 814), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022