Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces gypsophilae

Uromyces gypsophilae Cooke, 1880

on Gypsophila, (Vaccaria)


No hostplant alternation, Urediniospores and teliospores are formed in common, amphigenous, pulverulent, black sori. Urediniospores scarcely formed, one-celled, yellowish brown, finely spinulose with 2-3 equatorial germination pores. Teliospores darker brown, one-celled, coarsely verrucose; pedicel short, hyaline, flaccid, deciduous.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Gypsophila bicolor, glomerata, hispida, pallida, paniculata, perfoliata, polyclada, repens, ruscifolia; Saponaria; Vaccaria hispanica.

Gäumann also mentions Silene flos-cuculi; this is not repeated by later authors.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 108), Gäumann (1959a), Gjaerum (1986a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Petrak (1957a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

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