Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia littoralis

Puccinia littoralis Rostrup, 1876

on Cichorium, Sonchus


Spermogonia epiphyllous, brown, on reddish discoloured spots. Aecia hypophyllous, in circles, on equally discoloured spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Cichorium intybus; Sonchus arvensis & subsp. uliginosus, asper, maritimus, oleraceus, palustris.

on Juncus


uredinia and telia mainly on the leaves, less often, and then als small sori on the culm. Uredinia long covered by the epidermis, brown, eventually turning into telia. Urediniospores yellowish brown, one-celled, finely spinulose, with 2 equatorial germination pores. Telia partly deriving from the uredinia, blackish brown. Teliospores two-celled, smooth, apical wall of the top cell clearly thickened; spores on pale, rather long, persistent pedicels.

uredinia, telia

Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus acutus, compressus, conglomeratus, gerardi, littoralis, ? maritimus, punctorius.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 677, 745), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Zwetko & Poelt (1989a).

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