Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia petasites-pulchellae

Puccinia petasites-pulchellae Lüdi, 1916

on Petasites


Apart from the host plant not distinguishable from Puccinia poarum.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Petasites albus, hybridus, kablikanus, paradoxus.

on Leucopoa


uredinia tiny, epiphyllous, yellow, without paraphyses, pulverulent but with only few spores; spores with ± 6-8 inconspicuous germination pores. Telia hypophyllous, very small, ± black, long covered by the epidermis, surrounded and divided into compartments by paraphyses; spores two-celled, apically strongly thickened; pedicel short, brown; the spores do not fall off.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Leucopoa pulchella (= Festuca p.).


Brandenburger (1985a: 648, 760), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Hafellner (1980a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

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