Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia scarlensis

Puccinia scarlensis Gäumann, 1936

on Aquilegia


spermogonia honey-coloured, epiphyllous. Aecia hypophyllous, in dense groups on ± purple leaf spots, cupulate with recurved peridium segments. The spores are colourless.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, narrowly monophagous

Aquilegia atrata, vulgaris.

on Koeleria


uredinia epiphyllous, yellowish brown; urediniospores with 4-8 poren. Telia hypophyllous, black, covered by the epidermis; not many brown paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, conical, not strongly constricted; wall smooth; pedicel very short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, monophagous

Koeleria cenisia, eriostachya, hirsuta, macrantha, pyramidata, vallesiana.


many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. recondita<.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 817), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Zwetko & Blanz (2012a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022