Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia ptarmicae

Puccinia ptarmicae Karsten, 1879

on Achillea

Puccinia ptarmicae on Achillea ptarmica

Achillea ptarmica, Belgium, prov. Limburg, Beverlo, Militair Domein Kamp © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Puccinia ptarmicae on Achillea ptarmica


Puccinia ptarmicae: telium

telium: several spores already start germinating!

Puccinia ptarmicae: teliospore

two teliospores


No host plant alternation; only telia. Telia pulvinate, mostly hypophyllous, on large brown yellow-margined spots, dark brown. Spores two-celled, on a short, persistent pedicel.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Achillea ptarmica, salicifola


several authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz and Vanderweyen & Fraiture consider this species conspecific with P. cnici-oleracei.


Brandenburger (1985a: 630), Buhr (1964b), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gaumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Preece & Hick (1994a, Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2019a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

Last modified 25.xi.2022