Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia thalictri-koeleriae

Puccinia thalictri-koeleriae Gäumann, 1936

on Thalictrum


spermogonia epiphyllous.Aecia orange-yellow, in loose groups, hypophyllous, also on the petioles, cupulate. Infected spots are somewhat thickened and brown above. Aeciospores ± globular.

spermogonia, aecia

Rancunlaceae, narrowly monophagous

Thalictrum foetidum

on Koeleria


uredinia bright orange, epiphyllous, small, without paraphyses; urediniospores 21-24 x 23-26 µm, brown, spinulose, ± 5-6 germination pores. Telia black, long covered by the epidermis; brown paraphyses present. Teliospores 2-celled, clavate, not constricted; wall smooth, at the flattened tip somewhat thickened; pedicel short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Koeleria macrantha.


The delimitation of the species presented here follows Klenke & Scholler. Contrariwise, several authors take this species as conspecific with, or a variety of, Puccinia recondita.


Brandenburger (1985a: 817), Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022