Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia holcicola

Puccinia holcicola Guyot, 1951

on Holcus


Host alternation not known, only uredinia and telia. Uredinia very small (< 0.5 mm), amphigenous, brownish, pulverulent; spores 21-25 x 24-29 µm. Telia numerous, amphigenous, blackish brown, long covered by the epidermis, without paraphyses. Teliospores without exception 2-celled, clavate, 18-26 x 44-65 µm; wall smooth, pedicel short, thick, yellowish brown.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Holcus annuus, lanatus.


sometimes considered conspecific with P. hordei.


Brandenburger (1985a: 815), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022