Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Uromyces lapponicus

Uromyces lapponicus Lagerhein, 1890

on Astragalus


no host plant alternation; no uredinia. Spermogonia epiphyllous. Aecia hypophyllous, covering a large part of the leaf, cupulate, yellow; peridium frayed. Telia brown, hypophyllous, pulverulent, often on rachis and petiole. Teliospores one-celled, thin-walled with a low apical papilla and a short hyaline, deciduous pedicel. Fresh teliospores are smooth, but dried ones clearly are verrucose, the warts especially apically in short rows. The length of the spores is (19)21-25(30) µm. The fungus is systemic and hibernates in the below-ground parts of the plant; infected plants look pale and diseased.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Astragalus alpinus, australis, frigidis, pinetorum; Oxytropis campestris, jacquinii.


species with an alpine distribution.


Bahçecioğlu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 278), Buhr (1964b), Gäumann (1959a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Mayor (1967a).

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