Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia rhaetica

Puccinia rhaetica Fischer, 1899

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Veronica


no host plant alternation, only telia: hypophyllous, soon naked, dark brown, 1-2 mm ø; not accompanied by galling. Spores 2-cepped, oval, 17-23 x 26-40 µm; wall towards the tip more verrucose; pedicel hyaline, fragile, deciduous. The fungus is not systemic.


Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Veronica bellidoides, scutellata.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 577), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).


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