Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia montivaga

Puccinia montivaga Bubák, 1905

on Hypochaeris


No host plant alternation; aecia are missing. Spermogonia amphigenous honey-coloured. Uredinia and telia amphigenous, chestnut and dark brown, respectively. The uredinia that are formed first, in June, July, in conspicuous circles around the spermogonia, also lighter in colour, cinnamon-coloured; they cause purple, yellow-bordered leaf spots. Urediniospores 20-26 x 28-35 µm, spinulose, with 2 germination pores above the equator. Teliospores 20-24 x 33-38 µm, elliptic, 2-celled, verruculose; pedicel short, hyaline, deciduous.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Hypochaeris uniflora.


often taken as a variety of P. hieracii.


Brandenburger (1985a: 684), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a).

Last modified 30.xi.2022