Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia veronicae

Puccinia veronicae (Schumacher) Winter, 1884

on Veronica


no host plant alternation, only telia: light cinnamon-coloured, up to 0.5 mm, compact, pulvinate, hypophyllous, often in circles on brown leaf spots. Contrary to P. veronicarum there is but one type of spores: germinating immediately, 2-celled, pale, slender on a permanent petiole of up to 43 µm.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, narrowly monophagous

Veronica montana.


Brandenburger (1985a: 577), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a, Gäumann (1959a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Mułenko, Sałata & Wołczańska (1995a), Preece & Hick (1994a).Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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