Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia hypochaeridis

Puccinia hypochaeridis Oudemans, 1873

on Hypochaeris


No host plant alternation; aecia are missing. Spermogonia amphigenous honey-coloured. Uredinia and telia amphigenous, , also on the stem, pulverulent, light and dark brown, respectively. Urediniospores 19-22 x 22-27 µm, spinulose, with 2 conspicuous equatorial germination pores opposite one another. Teliospores 18-25 x 28-40 µm, elliptic, 2-celled, verruculose; pedicel short, fragile, hyaline.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Hypochaeris glabra, maculata, radicata.

? Also Launaea nudicaulis (Beltran Tejera).


often taken as a variety of P. hieracii.


Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 684), Buhr (1964b), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Dennis (1976a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Losa España (1944a), Scholler, Reinhard & Schubert (1996a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 30.xi.2022