Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia schroeteriana

Puccinia schroeteriana Klebahn, 1895

on Serratula


aecia orange-yellow hypophyllous, cupulate, well developed peridium split into segments, on yellow or red leaf spots.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Serratula tinctoria.

on Carex


uredinia mainly hypophyllous, on yellow leaf spots. urediniospores 18-20 x 19-23 µm, with 2 pores above the equator, not capped by a papilla. Telia blackish brown, soon naked. Teliospores two-celled, with a smooth wall, that apically is strongly thickened. Pedicel long, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex flava, hostiana, lepidocarpa, viridula.


Puccinia serratulae-caricis Klebahn.

Many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz consider schroeteriana conspecific with Puccinia dioicae, or a variety of it.


Brandenburger (1985a: 671, 869), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Losa Quintana (1972a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022