Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia veronicae-longifoliae

Puccinia veronicae-longifoliae Saville, 1968

on Veronica

Puccinia veronicae-longifoliae: teliospores

teliospores; derived from USDA Fact Sheets (Puccinia veronicae-longifoliae)


no host plant alternation, only hypophyllous telia. The fungus is systemic. The telia consist of a dark brown centre where hibernating spores are formed, surrounded by a lighter zone where spores are formed that germinate immediately. The hibernating spores have a comparatively thick, brown wall and deciduous pedicel; the soon hibernating spores have a thinner, yellowish to hyaline wall and a more persistent pedicel.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Veronica longifolia, spicata, spuria.


Brandenburger (1985a: 577), Henderson (2000a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 6.ix.2019