Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia hysteriiformis

Puccinia hysteriiformis Peck, 1881

on Caryophyllaceae, Alsinoideae


No host plant alternation, telia only. They are hypophyllous, long covered by the epidermis, eventually pulverulent, black. Spores two-celled, weakly constricted, apically rounded, 14-19 x 38-52 µm, upper pore ± apical, lower one close to the septum; wall smooth, apically strongly thickened. Pedicel persistent, up to 120 µm long, mostly hyaline but apical part brown.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Arenaria serpyllifolia; Cerastium alpinum, arvense, brachypetalum, carinthiacum, cerastoides, gibraltaricum, tomentosum, uniflorum; Gypsophila repens; Minuartia recurva, verna.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a)m Brandenburger (1985a: 99), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Kabaktepe & Bahcecioglu (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Terrier (1961a).

Last modified 14.iii.2022