Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia tombeana

Puccinia tombeana Gäumann & Terrier, 1951

on Leontodon


No host plant alternation; aecia are missing. Uredinia up to 0.5 mm, mainly hypophyllous, cinnamon-coloured. Urediniospores 23-26 x 24-28 µm, spinulose, 2 germination pores, opposite on the equator. Telia blackish brown, amphigenous. Teliospores 23-27 x 33-36 µm, elliptic, 2-celled, verruculose; pedicel short, hyaline.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Leontodon tenuiflorus (= L. incanus subsp. tenuiflorus).


sometimes taken as a variety of P. hieracii.


Brandenburger (1985a: 689), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 1.xii.2022