Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia liliacearum

Puccinia liliacearum Duby, 1830

on Ornithogalum, etc.

Puccinia liliacearum: telia on Ornithogalum umbellatum

Ornithogalum umbellatum, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia liliacearum: telia on Ornithogalum umbellatum

telia (and some spermogonia)

Puccinia liliacearum: spermogonia and young telia

spermogonia, surrounded by young telia

Puccinia liliacearum: teliospores


Puccinia liliacearum: mesospores

this material contained an unusually high percentage of abnormal, one-celled teliospores.

Puccinia liliacearum infesting Ornithogalum umbellatum

Ornithogalum umbellatum, England, Vice County: Berks, VC22 © Malcolm Storey, BioImages

Puccinia liliacearum: spermogonia and telia

spermogonia (orange) and telia (brown)

Puccinia liliacearum: teliospores



No host plant alternation; only spermogonia and telia. Spermogonia orange, between the telia. Telia brown, amphigenous, deeply immersed, long covered by the epidermis, then opening with a pore. Spores two-celled, smooth.

host plants

narrowly polyphagous

Bellevalia romana; Hyacinthoides non-scripta; Leopoldia comosa; Muscari racemosum; ? Narcissus pseudonarcissus; Ornithogalum gussonei, narbonense, nutans, pyramidale, pyrenaicum, refractum, umbellatum; Tulipa sysola.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 715), Buhr (1964b), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse & Jage (2014a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Zioło, Madej & Błaszkowski (2008a).

Last modified 3.xii.2022