Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia pratensis

Puccinia pratensis Blytt, 1896

on Helictochloa


No host plant alternation; only uredinia en telia. Both are amphigenous, pale brown and dark brown, respectively. Uredinia without paraphyses, spores with 5-9 germination pores. Telia rarely formed, late in autumn; spores two-celled, with a conspicuously thick, verrucose wall, on short, easily deciduous pedicels.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Helictochloa pratensis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 809), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022