Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces gageae

Uromyces gageae Beck, 1880

on Gagea, (Ornithogalum)


No host plant alternation, only telia. Telia amphigenous, long covered by the epidermis and then lead coloured, after eruption dark brown. Spores one-celled, 18-32 x 25-50 µm, brown, smooth, with a small, sharply defined apical papilla; pedicel short, deciduous.

host plants

Liliaceae, ? monophagous

Gagea bohemica, granatelli, liotardii, lutea, minima, pratensis, pusilla, soleirolii, spathacea.

Also Ornithogalum umbellatum (Asparagaceae) (Klenke & Scholler).


the teliospores depicted by Termorshuizen & Swertz in their description of this species actually refer to U. acutatus.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 708), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Riegler-Hager (2002a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

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