Rust Fungi of Southeast Asia

Puccinia lophatheri (Syd. & P. Syd.) Hirats. f.

Description
Uredinia on both leaf surfaces, subepidermal, erumpent, linear to round, reddish brown, peridium present.

Urediniospores globose, subglobose to obovoid, apex obtuse, yellowish brown, 21-24 × 18-21 µm; wall 2.0 µm thick, echinulate, with 2-3, equatorial germ pores.

Telia formed from uredinia on lower leaf surface, subepidermal, erumpent, linear to dome-shaped, reddish brown to black, peridium present.

Teliospores diorchidioid, apex rounded, 2 celled, reddish brown, 24-32 × 19-25 µm; wall 4-6 µm thick, smooth, persistent pedicel up to 30 µm.

Specimens cited in description:
- BRIP 58384.

Hosts
Host family:
- Poaceae

Host species:
- Lophatherum gracile

Distribution
Vietnam

Highslide JS
Puccinia lophatheri on Lophatherum gracile - BRIP 58384.
Scale bar = 1 cm.
Highslide JS
Urediniospores and teliospores of Puccinia lophatheri on Lophatherum gracile - BRIP 58384.
Scale bar = 10 µm.