Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces ervi

Uromyces ervi Westendorp, 1854

on Lens, Vicia

Uromyces ervi: spores

Vicia hirsuta, from González-Fragoso (1925a): urediniospores and teliospores


No host plant alternation. Aecia amphigenous, cupulate, peridium white, spores yellow; they are formed during the whole summer. Uredinia light brown, rarely occurring; spores with 2(3) germination pores. Telia dark brown, mainly on the petioles and stems. Teliospores one-celled, smooth, apical wall clearly thickened; pedicel persistent, twice als long as the spore.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Lens culinaris; Vicia articulata, disperma, hirsuta, kulingana, parviflora, sativa, tetrasperma.

Vicia hirsuta is generally considered the main host plant


Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 322), Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1970a, 1982a, 1987a), Gjaerum & Sunding (1986a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Kruse & Jage (2014a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 9.xi.2021