Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia tanaceti

Puccinia tanaceti de Candolle, 1805

on Tanacetum

Puccinia tanaceti: uredinia on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Loenen (Ge) © Arnold Grosscurt

Puccinia tanaceti: uredinia on Tanacetum vulgare

uredinia at the underside of the leaf

Puccinia tanaccet: telia on Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Meerhout, de Vloyen © Carina Van Steenwinkel: telia

Puccinia tanaceti: telia op Tanacetum vulgare

Tanacetum vulgare, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Lummen, Schulensbroek © Carina Van Steenwinkel: telia (early December)

Puccinia tanaceti: teliospores


Puccinia tanaceti: teliospores

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Puccinia tanaceti on Tanacetum vulgare: spores

Tanacetum vulgare, België, prov. Limbourg, Kuringen © Carina Van Steenwinkel: teliospores and two urediniospores


No host plant alternation, only uredinia and telia, both amphigenous, dispersed over the leaf; Uredinia pale brown, spores spinulose with three pores, each one covered by a low hyaline, smooth papilla. Telia blackish brown to black, soon naked, compact; spores 2-celled, wall smooth, apically strongly thickened, pedicel persistent, hyaline, long.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Tanacetum argenteum & subsp. canum, cilicium, densum, nitens, parthenium, vulgare.


some authors consider tanaceti conspecific with several species living on Artemisia; they therefore consider also Artemisia absinthium, campestris & subsp. inodora, vulgaris host plants of tanaceti.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a) , Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 641), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Ludwig (1974a), Negrean (1997a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 26.xi.2022