Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia passerinii

Puccinia passerinii Schröter, 1876

on Thesium


No host plant alternation. All phases distributed over the plant. Aecia cupulate, yellowish white. Uredinia rarely formed, blackish brown; urediniospores verrucose, with 1 apical germination pore and 4 equatorial ones. Telia blackish brown, pulverulent, mainly on the older leaves; spores two-celled, finely verrucose, on short, deciduous pedicels.

host plants

Santalaceae, monophagous

Thesium alpinum, “arvense”, divaricatum, dollineri subsp. simplex, ebracteatum, humifusum, humile, kernerianum, linophyllon & subsp. montanum, longifolium, pyrenaicum, rostratum.


Brandenburger (1985a: 80), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Sucharzewska, Marczakiewicz & Ejdys (2016a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).

Last modified 11.xi.2021