Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia thymi

Puccinia thymi (Fuckel) Karsten, 1884

on Lamiaceae


spermogonia often present, amphigenous. Aecia hypophyllous, also on the veins and petioles, causing sometimes strong galling there; they are cupulate, brownish yellow, with a distinct outwards curved peridium and a yellowish brown spore mass.

spermogonia, aecia

Lamiaceae, oligophagous

Ajuga chamaepitys subsp. chia; Dracocephalum ruyschiana; Glechoma hederacea; Lamium amplexicaule; Leonurus cardiaca; Micromeria cristata; Origanum vulgare; Phlomis tuberosa; Salvia absconditiflora, aethiopis, dumetorum, limbata, multicaulis, nemorosa, nutans, officinalis, pratensis, rosifolia, sclarea, verbascifolia, verbenaca, verticillata, virgata, viridis; Thymus alpestris, fallax, kotschyanus, odoratissimus, praecox, pulegioides & subsp. chamaedrys + pannonicus, serpyllum, vulgaris.

on Stipa, etc.


Uredinia epiphyllous, rust-coloured; urediniospores spinulose, with up to 10 pores. Telia epiphyllous, black. Teliospores two-celled, oval, clearly constricted; wall smooth, apical section clearly thickened; pedicel yellow, up to 100 µm.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, oligophagous

Stipa capillata, eriocaulis, pennata; Stipagrostis plumosa.


Braun & Klenke have argued that the name P. thymi was used incorrectly for what presently is called P.scheideri, simultaneously showing that P. thymi is the correct name for what used to be indicated as P. stipina:
Puccinia stipina Tranzschel, 1913; Puccinia salviae-stipae Klebahn, 1904; P. stipae var. stipina (Tranzschel) Green & Cummins, 1958; P. thymi-stipae Saccardo, 1905.


Bahcecioglu & Gjaerum (2004a), Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Brandenburger (1985a: 832), Braun & Klenke (2021a), Gäumann (1959a), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a).

Last modified 26.xi.2021