Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia veratri

Puccinia veratri Duby, 1830

on Epilobium


spermogonia and aecia hypophyllous; spermogonia between the aecia. Aecia cupulate; spores yellowish. The mycelium that forms the aecia is systemic, but does not cause obvious malformations.

spermogonia, aecia

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium alpeste, anagallidifolium, ciliatum subsp. glandulosum, montanum, roseum & subsp. subsessile.

on Veratrum

Puccinia veratri: spores

Veratrum album, from González Fragoso (1924a): teliospores (also two unicellular ones) and an urediniospore


uredinia and telia brown, hypophyllous, scattered, soon naked. Uredinia reddish brown, 17-23 x 20-18 µm, spinulose, with 1 or 2 spores. Teliospores mostly two-celled, somewhat constricted, verruculose. Pedicel short, hyaline, easily deciduous.

uredinia, telia

Melianthaceae, monophagous

Veratrum album, lobelianum.


Gäumann stipulates 1 pore, but of the three spores depicted by him, one has 2 pores.


Brandenburger (1985a: 413, 703), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (1971a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a).

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