Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia purpurea

Puccinia purpurea Cooke, 1876

on Oxalis


Not described.

spermogonia, aecia

Oxalidaceae, monophagous

Oxalis corniculata.

on Poaceae, Panicoideae


uredinia and telia mainly hypophyllous, on intensely purple spots. Uredinia brown, between the spores clavate paraphyses; the spores are brown, often with a paler equator. Telia black, spores two-celled, brown, on an almost hyaline pedicel of up to 120 µm.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Chrysopogon verticillatus; Sorghum bicolor, drummondii, halepense, virgatum.


The occurrence of spermogonia and aecia is not mentioned by Termorshuizen & Swertz, perhaps because these phases are undescribed, or because in Europe the host plant alternation is not obligatory.


the uredinia are parasitised by Eudarluca caricis.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 845), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1970a, 1982a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Săvulescu & Rayss (1935a), Spooner & Butterfill (1999a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a)

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