Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia nitidula

Puccinia nitidula Tranzschel, 1911

on Heracleum


Aecia cupulate, peridium white, fringed, on white leaf spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Apiaceae, monophagous

Heracleum sphondylium & subsp. alpinum + sibiricum .

on Aconogonon


uredinia hypophyllous, cinnamon brown, dispersed; spores 17-21 x 22-29 µm, sparely verruculose, ? 4 indistinct germination pores. Telia hypophyllous, blackish brown, pulverulent; teliospores 2-celled, 19 x 30 µm, short-elliptic. Germination pore of the lower cell close to the base, capped by a low papilla. Pedicel hyaline, short, deciduous.

uredinia, telia

Polygonaceae, monophagous

Aconogonon alpinum (= Polygonum, Persicaria).


Brandenburger (1965a: 85, 444), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (1970a), Tomasi (2014a).

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