Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia linosyridis-caricis

Puccinia linosyridis-caricis Fischer, 1904

on Galatella


spermogonia amphigenous, globular. Aecia amphigenous on yellow or brownish leaf spots, often in dense circles around the spermogonia; they are cupulate with white, outwards curved peridium segments; the spore mass is orange.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Galatella linosyris.

on Carex


uredinia not numerous; urediniospores 12-24 x 28-21 µm, with 2 pores above the equator. Telia blackish brown, hypophyllous, pulvinate. Teliospores slender, with a smooth wall, that apically is strongly thickened; most are two-celled, but unicellular spore are rather frequent. Pedicel yellowish, persistent; the spores do not fall off.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex caryophyllea, humilis.


Pucconia linosyridis-vernae Gäumann, 1939.

Many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016) consider linosyridis-caricis conspecific with Puccinia dioicae, or a variety of it.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Ludwig (1974a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).


Last modified 16.vii.2017