Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia ilicis

Puccinia ilicis Yen & Zambettakis, 1977

on Ilex


No host plant alternation, no spermogonia and aecia (known). Urediniospores and teliospores are produced in common hypophyllous sori. Teliospores two-celled, on pedicels of 80-170 ┬Ám.

host plants

Aquifoliaceae, monophagous

Ilex aquifolium.


In BioInfo (2013) Malcolm Storey makes the suggestion that in the original description the host plant may be confused with mahonia, implying that the description in fact refers to the common Cumminsiella mirabilissima.


Brandenburger (1985a: 366), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a)

Last modified 18.x.2022