Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia mauritanica

Puccinia mauritanica Maire, 1915

on Asperula


no host plant alternation. Spermogonia unknown. Aecia hypophyllous on purple leafs pots visible at both sides; cupulate, peridium yellowish white, laciniate, segments at first erect; spore mass yellow. No uredinia. Telia on leaves and stems, blackish brown, compact. Sporen 2-celled, smooth, 20-25 x 42-55 µm; pedicel brownish, about as long as the spore, brittle.

host plants

Rubiaceae, monophagous

Asperula hirsuta.


Brandenburger (1985a: 504), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a).

Last modified 9.xi.2022