Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia rayssiae

Puccinia rayssiae Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo 2014

on Onopordum


no host plant alternation, only telia. They are dark brown, hypophyllous, scattered, small, 0.1–0.5 mm. Spores 2-celled, short-oval, 27-35 x 38-47 µm; wall conspicuously thick (3-6 µm), indistinctly verrucose. Pedicel conspicuously thin, abruptly attached, persistent, hyaline, up to 120 µm long.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Onopordum cynarocephalum.


Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a).

Last modified 21.xii.2019