Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia holcina

Puccinia holcina Eriksson, 1899

on Holcus


Host alternation not known, only uredinia and telia. Uredinia yellowish brown, in groups, mainly epiphyllous; spores ± globular, 15-20 x 18 x 24 µm, with probably 7-9 inconspicuous germination pores. Telia small, blackish brown, covered by the epidermis, in rows on the leaf sheaths; they contain brown paraphyses. Teliospores two-celled (but one-celled spores are not rare), clavate, 15-28 x 32-56 µm; wall smooth, thin (only apically a bit thicker); pedicel short.


Poaceae, monophagous

Holcus annuus & subsp. setiglumis, lanatus, mollis & subsp. reuteri.


often considered conspecific with P. hordei.


Alaei, De Backer, Nuytinck, ao (2009a), Brandenburger (1985a: 815), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Liu, Szabob, Hambleton, ao (2013a), Scholler, Reinhard & Schubert (1996a), Scholler & Schubert (1993a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).

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