Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia schneideri

Puccinia schneideri Schröter, 1879

on Thymus


No host plant alternation, only telia. Telia predominantly on the stems, petioles and midribs, long covered by the epidermis, eventually black. Spores two-celled, each cell with a hyaline papilla; on a pedicel that is about as long as the spore itself. Infested plants form conspicuous witches’ brooms, with small, widely separated leaves.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Thymus alpestris; “angustifolius”, praecox & subsp. ligusticus + polytrichus, pulcherrimus, pulegioides & subsp. chamaedrys + pannonicus, serpyllum.


Puccinia caulincola Schneider, 1871; Puccinia thymi (Fuckel) Karsten, 1884.


see also Uredo morvernensis.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 545), Braun & Klenke (2021a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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