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Puccinia dampierae Syd.

Aecia amphigenous, white, peridium present.

Aeciospores globose or subglobose, hyaline, 15‒19 × 14‒18 µm, punctate.

Telia on stems and lower leaf surface, erumpent, linear to dome-shaped, black, peridium present.

Teliospores cylindrical or clavate, apex acuminate, rounded or truncate (flattened), 1 or 2 celled, reddish brown, 36‒70 × 20‒32 µm; wall 2.5‒5 µm thick at sides, 6‒10 µm thick at apex, smooth, with persistent pedicel, up to 42 µm.

Host family: Goodeniaceae
Host species: Dampiera linearis
Dampiera stricta


McTaggart et al. (2014) showed that P. dampierae, P. stylidii and P. lagenophorae were closely related and occurred on hosts in different families, namely Goodeniaceae, Stylidiaceae and Asteraceae. They explained this as the result of sympatric speciation after host jumps in a shared environment. Puccinia dampierae is known from species of Dampiera, which differentiates it from other rusts on host species in the Goodeniaceae.