Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Puccinia vincae

Puccinia vincae Berkeley, 1836

on Vinca

Puccinia vincae gall

Vinca major, Zwolle © Arnold Grosscurt

Puccinia vincae gall


Puccinia vincae on Vinca major: uredinospore and two teliospores

Vinca major, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel: urediniospore and two teliospores

Puccinia vincae on Vinca major: teliospore


Puccinia vincae on Vinca major: teliospore, surface structure

teliospore, surface structure


No host plant alternation, no aecia. All phases are hypophyllous. Uredinia brown; spores pear-shaed with 3 ± equatorial pores. Telia dark brown; spores two-celled. The fungus is systemic; infested shoots remain sterile and stand erect, the leaves are abnormally small.

host plants

Apocynaceae, narrowly monophagous

Vinca difformis, ? herbacea, major.

Not on V. minor.


Problematic on Vinca major in gardens.


Tuberculina sbrozzii.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 498), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1982a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González Fragoso (1924a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1944a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014d), Savchenko, Wasser, Heluta & Nevo (2019a), Spooner & Butterfill (1999a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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