Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia perplexans

Puccinia perplexans Plowright,1885

on Ranunculus


See Aecidium ranunculi-acris.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous

Ranunculus acris, lanuginosus.

on Alopecurus

Puccinia perplexans: telium (section)

Alopecurus pratensis, from González Fragoso (1924a): section through part of a telium, with teliospores (some unicellular)


uredinia 0.5 mm, rust-coloured, amphigenous, on yellow spots; paraphyses present, thread-like; urediniospores with 4-6(8) pores. Telia 1 mm, hypophyllous, covered by the epidermis, shining black. Teliospores two-celled (sometimes one-celled), hardly constricted, conical, tapering towards the thick and very short pedicel; wall smooth, only towards the apex somewhat thickened.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, oligophagous

Alopecurus arundinaceus, bulbosus, geniculatus, myosuroides, pratensis, utriculatus; Sporobolus.


some authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. recondita.


Brandenburger (1985a: 823), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hrabětová, Kolařík & Marková (2015a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Liu, Szabob, Hambleton, Anikster & Kolmer (2013a), Losa España (1942a), Marková & Urban (1988a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen &; Fraiture (2011a).

Last modified 14.xii.2022