Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces ficariae

Uromyces ficariae (Schumacher) Léveillé, 1860

on Ficaria

Uromyces ficariae gall

Ficaria verna, Belgium, prov. Namur, Namur, Grands Malades, telia © Jean-Yves Baugnée, det. Arthur Vanderweyen

Uromyces ficariae gall

galled petiole

Uromyces ficariae gall

infestation of a leaf

Uromyces ficariae on Ficaria verna

Ficaria verna, Hellendoorn, 30.iv.2021 © Arnold Grosscurt: a double infestation; next to the blackish brown telia of U. ficariae the leaf bears yellow aecia on another rust, impossible to identify, perhaps Uromyces rumicis.

Uromyces ficariae galls

Ficaria verna, Ittervoort, Vijverbroek; the white spots on the leaves are caused by another common fungus, Entyloma ficariae.

Uromyces ficariae telia

telia at the underside of the leaf, strongly magnified

Uromyces ficariae: teliospores

Ficaria verna, Beuningen ov: teliospores


No host plant alternation, only telia. Teliospores one-celled, apically a papilla; pedicel rather long, deciduous. Between the teliospores als a few urediniospores are formed, that are finely spinulose, and lack an apical papilla.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Ficaria calthicola, verna & subsp. ficariiformis.


Aecidium ficariae (Schumacher) Saccardo, 1884.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a, Buhr (1965a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Hafellner (1980a), Henderson (2000a), Hrabětová, Kolařík & Marková (2015a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Losa España (1942a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Negrean (1996b), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Riegler-Hagler (2002b), Roskam (2009a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

Last modified 1.iii.2022