Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia swertiae

Puccinia swertiae (Opiz) Winter, 1881

on Swertia


No host alternation. Aecia small, yellow. Uredinia hardly formed, blackish brown on pale yellow spots, long covered by the epidermis; spores with 2 germination pores above the equator. Telia mainly epiphyllous. Teliospores almost globular, 2-celled; wall smooth, of uniform thickness; petiole thin, hyaline, deciduous.

host plants

Gentianaceae, monophagous

Swertia perennis & subsp. alpestris.


Brandenburger (1985a: 495), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Negrean (1996a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 8.xi.2022