Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia ptarmicae-caricis

Puccinia ptarmicae-caricis Zwetko, 1993

on Achillea


Aecia cupulate, mainly hypohyllous on dark-red leaf spots; spore mass yellow.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Achillea ptarmica.


on Carex


urediniospores with 2, supra-equatorial germination pores, not covered by a papilla. Spinulation strong, except for a smooth zone around the pores. Telia pulvinate; teliospores 2-celled on a pedicel of equal length; pore of the top cell exactly apical.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex disticha.


Termorshuizen & Swertz consider this species conspecific with P. doicae.


Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).


Last modified 15.vii.2017