Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia pedicularis

Puccinia pedicularis von Thümen, 1880

on Pedicularis


No host plant alternation, only telia: mainly epiphyllous, chestnut brown, pu;verulent, up to 3 mm large; often along the midrib, not causing leaf spots. Spores 2-celled, oval, almost smooth; pedicel up to 25 µm hyalne, fragile; the spores fall off.

However, Klenke & Scholler describe the pedicel as persistent and up to 70 µm long.

host plants

Orobanchaceae, narrowly monophagous

Pedicularis flammea, oederi, rosea, verticillata.


Brandenburger (1985a: 572), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 17.xi.2022