Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia tendae

Puccinia tendae Gäumann, 1953

on Thymus


No host plant alternation; only uredinia and telia (known). Uredinia brown, mostly hypophyllous; urediniospores echinulate with 2-3 equatorial pores. Telia on the leaves usually hypophyllous, also on the stems, pulvinate, blackish brown; spores two-celled, 15-18 x 40-45 µm, on a persistent, hyaline, pedicel of often over 100 µm long. Infested leaves soon drop.

host plants

Lamiaceae, monophagous

Thymus fedtschenkoi, vulgaris.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 546), Gäumann (1959a), Kabaktepe & Bahcecioglu (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 14.xi.2022