Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia lactucarum

Puccinia lactucarum Sydow, 1900

on Lactuca


Aecia, uredinia and telia hypophyllous. Aecia not on strongly discoloured spots, deeply sunken in a pustule, opening by a pore. Uredinia cinnamon brown, soon naked, pulverulent; spores with 3-4(5) germination pores, each one capped by a hyaline papilla. Telia blackish brown; spores two-celled, ovoid, clearly verrucose, deciduous. Characteristic for this species is that from early summer on continuously new aecia are formed.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Lactuca hispida, perennis, quercina, sativa, serriola, viminea


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Brandenburger (1985a: 686), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Negrean (1996b), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).

Last modified 30.xi.2022