Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis pulsatillae

Urocystis pulsatillae (Bubák) Moesz, 1950

on Pulsatilla


lead-coloured blisters or pustules that eventually rupture and release a blackish brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls. The spore balls consist of group of 1-5 spores, surrounded by a generally incomplete layer of lesser sterile cells.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Pulsatilla alpina & subsp. apiifolia, halleri & subsp. slavica, hungarica, montana, patens, pratensis & subsp. nigricans, vernalis, vulgaris & subsp. grandis.


Tuburcinia pulsatillae.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1964a).

Last modified 13.vii.2019