Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia persistens

Puccinia persistens Plowright, 1889

on Thalictrum


spermogonia epiphyllous.Aecia orange-yellow, hypophyllous, also on the petioles, cupulate. Infected spots are somewhat thickened and brown above.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, narrowly monophagous

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, flavum, lucidum, minus, simplex.

on Elytrigia


Uredinia orange brown, epiphyllous, small, without paraphyses; urediniospores brown, spinulose. Telia less than half a mm, blackish brown, hypophyllous, long covered by the epidermis; the telium is divided into compartments by rows of paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, clavate, not constricted; wall smooth, apically and basally somewhat thickened; pedicel very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Elytrigia repens.


The delimitation of the species presented here follows Klenke & Scholler. Contrariwise, several authors take this species as conspecific with, or a variety of, Puccinia recondita. At the other hand, several other authors see persistens as a complex of (sub-) species and varieties, with a wider host plant spectre then is indicated above.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1972a, 1985a:780), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Gäumnn (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 10.xii.2022