Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia versicoloris

Puccinia versicoloris Semadeni, 1916

on Helictochloa


No host plant alternation; urediniospores and teliospores together in common brown, amphigenous sori. Urediniospores pear-shaped with ± 12 germination pores. Teliospores two-celled, with a conspicuously thick, smooth wall, on short, deciduous pedicels.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Helictochloa versicolor.


Brandenburger (1985a: 809), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Urban (1963a).

Last modified 13.xii.2022