Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia hysterium

Puccinia hysterium Röhling, 1813

on Tragopogon, etc.


No host plant alternation. Spermogonia 90-140 µm, epiphyllous, also on the stem. Aecia largely hypophyllous, cupulate with white peridium and yellow spore mass, on clearly galled spots. No uredinia. Telia amphigenous, also on the stems, long covered by the epidermis, eventually pulvinate, pulverulent, dark brown. Spores two-celled, verrucose, on a short, deciduous pedicel. Infected shoots are clearly pale and disfigured.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Geropogon hybridus; Garhadiolus hedypnois; Rhagadiolus stellatus; Tragopogon aureus, buphthalmoides, dubius & subsp. major, floccosus, latifolius, porrifolius, pratensis & subsp. minor + orientalis.


Puccinia tragopogonis (Persoon) Corda, 1842.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 698), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäuman (1959a), Gjærum & Lye (2014a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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