Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia vaginatae

Puccinia vaginatae Juel, 1893

on Saussurea


spermogonia epiphyllous, yellow, on pale leaf spots. Aecia cupulate, yellow, numerous on the corresponding underside.

spermogonia, aecia

Asteraceae, monophagous

Saussurea alpina.

on Carex


two types of uredinia. Either pale brown with thick-walled small spores (18-20 x 19-21 µm) with 2 pores, or brown, with thin-walled, large spores (18-23 x 23-32 µm) with 2-3 pores. Telia blackish brown, teliospores 2-cellled, 14-16 x 34-48 µm.

uredinia, telia

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex vaginata.


Brandenburger (1985a: 671: 870), Buhr (1965a), Gäumann (1957a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022