Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia scillae-rubrae

Puccinia scillae-rubrae Cruchet, 1917

on Scilla


spermogonia amphigenous, fresh honey-coloured. Aecia amphigenous, often in a circle around the spermogonia; young they are pustular, later dish-shaped with a differentiated margin.

spermogonia, aecia

Asparagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Scilla bifolia.

on Festuca


uredinia and epihpyllous, 0.5 mm large, golden yellow, pulverulent; urediniospores with 5-7 pores. Telia hypophyllous, on redddish or yellowish spots, tp to 2 mm large, brown to black, ong covered by the epidermis, without paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, wall smooth, thin, of uniform thickness but with a few longitudinal ridges; pedicel short, brown.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Festuca rubra, stricta subsp. sulcata.


Puccinia piperi subsp. scillae-rubrae (Cruchet) Cummins, 1971.


Brandenburger (1985a: 716, 760), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 8.xii.2022