Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia varelae

Puccinia varelae Unamuno, 1933

on Epilobium


No host plant alternation, only uredinia and telia. Uredinia amphigenous, on violet to brown leaf spots. Teliospores 12-23 µm with 2 germination pores. Telia small, hypophyllous, covered by the epidermis. Teliospores 2-celled (but 1-celled spores are not rare), 17-21 x 22-30 µm; wall smooth, apically thickened (to 7 µm); pedicel 17-60 µm, persistent.

host plants

Onagraceae, narrowly monophagous

Epilobium palustre.


species of the Iberian peninsula.


Brandenburger (1985a), Gäumann (1959a: 413), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 25.x.2022