Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia triticina

Puccinia triticina Eriksson, 1899

on Thalictrum


spermoginia honey-coloured, epiphyllous, on up to 1.5 cm large, discoloured, lightly galled patches. Aecia on their undersides, cupulate, peridium pale yellowish.

Spermogomia / aecia on Thalictrum may belong to several species, that can only be identified when the host plant alternation is known.

spermogonia, aecia

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, flavum, lucidum, minus, simplex.

on Aegilops, Triticum


Uredinia ± 1 mm long, epiphyllous, also on the stems and leaf sheaths, orange-brown, may be very numerous over the entire leaf; urediniospores with 8-10 pores; wall brown. Telia blackish brown, hypophyllous; the remain permanently covered by the epidermis and are divided into compartments by rows of brown paraphyses. Teliospores 2-celled, long-clavate, hardly constricted; the wall is smooth and becomes somewhat thicker apically; pedicel short.

uredinia, telia

Poaceae, oligophagous

Aegilops caudata, columnaris, crassa, cylindrica, “ovata”, peregrina, speltoides, triuncialis, ventricosa; Triticosecale blaringhemii; Triticum aestivunm & subsp. spelta.


many authors take triticina as conspecific with, or a variety of, P. recondita.


important cereal crop; control consists mainly in the development of resistant wheat strains.


Bolton, Kolmer & Garvin (2008a), Brandenburger (1985a: 796), Buhr (1954a, 1965a), Dupias (1952a), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Schioller (2015a), Kolmer (2013a), Liu & Hamilton (2010a, 2013a), Liu, Szabob, Hambleton ao (2013a), Marsalis & Goldberg (2016a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a).

Last modified 12.xii.2022