Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia saussureae-alpinae

Puccinia saussureae-alpinae Lindroth, 1904

on Saussurea


No host plant alternation, only uredinia en telia; both pulverulent, epiphyllous. Uredinia brown; spores 20-25 ø, with (2)3(4) equatorial germination pores. Telia dark brown; spores 2-celled, short-oval, 16-25 x 24-38 µm, wall with fine warts often in vertical rows; pedicel fragile, up to 25 µm.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Saussurea alpina.


Brandenburger (1985a: 671), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 29.xi.2022