Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia senecionis

Puccinia senecionis Libert, 1830

on Senecio s.l.


No host plant alternation, no uredinia. Spermogonia scarce, epiphyllous. Aecia cupulate, singular or in small groups. Telia up to 0.5 mm, black, mostly singular, long covered by the epidermis that ruptures pore-like. Spores 2-celled, short-oval, 15-18 x 25-32 µm; wall smooth, of even thickness; pedicel short, hyaline, breaking off.


Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Jacobaea vulgaris; Senecio doria subsp. umbrosus, nemorensis, ovatus, sarracenicus.


Brandenburger (1985a: 650), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Negrean (1996b).

Last modified 27.xi.2022