Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia urticae-hirtae

Puccinia urticae-hirtae Klebahn, 1899

on Urtica


see Puccinia urticata.

spermogonia, aecia

Urticaceae, monophagous

Urtica dioica, urens.

on Carex

Puccinia urticae-hirtae: urediniosporePuccinia urticae-hirtae: urediniospore

Carex hirta, Amsterdam, Diemerpark: twice the same urediniospore

Puccinia urticae-hirtae: urediniospore on Carex hirta

characteristically, the pores often have a distinct papilla.

Puccinia urticae-hirtae: teliospores on Carex hirta



uredinia light brown, amphigenous, often on small yellowish spots. Urediniospores with (2)3(4) equatorial germination pores. Telia up to 1 mm, blackish brown, amphigenous. Teliospores 2-celled; wall smooth, apically thickened; pedicel persistent, honey-coloured, up to half as long as the spore; the spores do not fall off.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex hirta.


see note under P. urticata.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1968a), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Riegler-Hager (2000a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).


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