Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia melicae

Puccinia melicae Sydow & Sydow, 1903

on Melica


host alternation not known. Uredinia mainly hypophyllous, orange yellow, pulverulent; sometimes a small number of paraphyses; spores small (11-16 x 15-18 µm), with 4 distributed germination pores. Telia rarely formed, on the leaf sheaths, tiny, black, without paraphyses; spores two-celled, apically with several, 9-11 µm long, digitiform processes, on short pedicel.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Melica ciliata, nutans, picta, uniflora.


sometimes seen as a form of Puccinia coronata.


Brandenburger (1985a: 768), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a).

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