Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia humilicola

Puccinia humilicola Hasler, 1937

on Carex


no host alternation, only uredinia and telia, both hypophyllous on discoloured leaf spots. Uredinia up to 0.5 mm, reddish brown, soon naked. Urediniospores 23-29 x 25-33 µm, spinulose, with 3 equatorial pores.Telia up to 0.3 mm, black. Teliospores two-celled, broad-elliptic, ± 20 x 33 µ,m. Pedicel hyaline, up to 70 µm. The top cell has a double-layered wall: outer layer hyaline, inner one brown.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex humilis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 869), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kummer (2012a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022