Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum Müller, 1901

on Boraginaceae

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum on Symphytum officinale

Symphytum officinale, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 4.v.2016 © László Érsek

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum on Symphytum officinale

detail of the upper side, with spermogonia

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum on Symphytum officinale


Puccinia symphyti-bromorum on Symphytum officinale

under side aecia


spermogonia mostly epiphyllous. Aecia hypophyllous, also on petioles, stems and calyces, cupulate, in dense circles.

spermogonia, aecia

Boraginaceae, oligophagous

Alkanna tinctoria; Anchusa capensis, officinalis, undulata & subsp. granatensis; Borago officinalis, pygmaea, trabutii; Brunnera macrophylla; Cynoglottis barrelieri; Lyccopsis arvensis; Nonea erecta, lutea, rosea, versicolor, vesicaria; Omphalodes kuzinskyanae; Pentaglottis sempervirens; Pulmonaria angustifolia, australis, mollis, montana, obscura, officinalis, saccharata; Symphytum asperrimum, brachycalyx, bulbosum, cordatum, officinale, orientale, tuberosum.

on Bromus s.l.

Puccinia symphyti-bromorum: telium

Anisantha rubens, uit González Fragoso (1924a), section through part of a telium, divided by paraphysen


uredinia brown, up to half a mm long stripes dispersed on (mainly) the upper side of the leaves, occasionally covering the entire surface. Urediniospores spinulose, with 4-6 germination pores. Telia on the underside of the leaves and on the leaf sheaths, less than a mm large, covered by the epidermis, divided into small compartments by rows of brown paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, slender-conical, narrowed towards the pedicel; wall smooth, thickened near the tip; pedicel short, persistent.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Anisantha madritensis, rigida, rubens, sterilis, tectorum; Bromopsis benekenii, cappadocica, erecta, inermis, ranosa; Bromus brachystachys, briziformis, bromoideus, grossus, hordeaceus, intermedius, japonicus, lanceolatus, lepidus, racemosus, scoparius, secalinus; Ceratochloa carinata, cathartica.


many authors, including Termorshuizen & Swertz, and also the Index Fungorum (2016), consider this species conspecific with P. recondita.


Tuberculina persicina.


Brandenburger (1985a: 752), Gäumnn (1959a), Gönczö & Révay (1981a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Losa Quintana & Gimenez (1979a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2003a), Tóth (1994a), Unamuno (10941a, 1942a), Zwetko & Blanz (2012a).

Last modified 7.xii.2022