Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia lythri

Puccinia lythri Syrgij, 1964

on Lythrum


No host plant alternation; only uredinia and telia, both hypophyllous, cinnamon coloured and almost black, respectively; the telia may merge into black crusts. Urediniospores spinulose, 19-25 x 21-29 µ. Teliospores 2-celled, 14-25 x 40-60 µm, wall smooth, pedicel persistent.

host plants

Lythraceae, monophagous

Lythrum salicaria.


Brandenburger (1985a: 406), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

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