Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia ruttneri

Puccinia ruttneri Fischer, 1952

Fungi, Basidiomycota. Pucciniomycetes, Pucciniales, Pucciniaceae

on Petasites


spermogonia mainly epiphyllous, orange, on up to 8 mm large yellowish leaf spots. Aecia hypophyllous, on the corresponding upperside of the leaf wine-red spots; they are cupulate, with a yellowish white peridium divided into segments. Spores pale yellow, 16-21 x 16-24 µm

spermogonia, aecia

narrowly monophagous

Petasites hybridus.

on Carex


uredinia mainly hypophyllous, cinnamon brown, rather long covered by the silvery epidermis. urediniospores with 3 or 5 inconspicuous, essentially equatorial pores. Telia develop inside the uredinia, eventually brownish black, very compact, sometimes causing malformation of the sppores. Teliospores 2-celled; wall smooth; pedicel persistent, honey-coloured, about as long as the spore.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta.


Brandenburger (1985a), BBuhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).


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