Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces heliotropii

Uromyces heliotropii Sredinski, 1896

on Heliotropium


No host plant alternation. Spermogonia amphigenous, yellowish brown at first, later darker. Aecia hypophyllous, in groups on yellowed spots; peridium soon vanishing. Uredinia on yellow spots. Teliospores often formed already in the uredinia; they are one-celled (sometimes two-celled, the basal cell then being much smaller than the top one), with a low apical papilla.

host plants

Boraginaceae, monophagous

Heliotropium ellipticum, europaeum, rotundifolium.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Brandenburger (1985a: 516), Gäumann (1959a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2014e), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a).

Last modified 11.xi.2022