Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis syncocca

Urocystis syncocca (Kirchner) Lindeberg, 1959

on Hepatica


lead-coloured blisters or pustules that eventually rupture and release a blackish brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls. The spore balls consist of compact group of 1-8(8) spores, surrounded by an incomplete layer of lesser sterile cells.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Hepatica nobilis & f. acutiloba, transsilvanica.


Tuburcinia, Urocystis, hepaticae-trilobae (de Candolle) Liro, 1922.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a) Negrean (1996a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1964a), Zwetko (1993a).

Last modified 2.iv.2022