Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia nemoralis

Puccinia nemoralis Juel, 1894

on Melampyrum


Aecia cup-shaped, at the underside of the leaf, in circular groups on violet or yellowish brown spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Orobanchaceae, monophagous

Melampyrum cristatum, nemorosum, pratense, sylvaticum.

Puccinia nemoralis: telium (section)

Moliniae caerulea, from González Fragoso (1924a): section through a telium

on Molinia


Uredinia mostly at the underside of the leaf, linear, brown, without paraphyses; telia like the uredinia, in groups of up to 15 mm, black. Urediniospores thick-walled, spinulose, with 3 inconspicuous germination pores, each one capped by a low papilla. Teliospores 2-celled, broad-elliptic, wall smooth; pedicel hyaline, persistent, very long.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Molinia caerulea.


P. brunellarum-moliniae and P. nemoralis are often considered conspecific, and then addressed as P. moliniae Tulasne, 1854.


Brandenburger (1985a: 820), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022