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Remarks (internal):Previously, P. punctiformis has been reported on Cnicus arvensis from Shahdara, Changa Manga, Dass, and Lahore by Ahmad (1956b), but it is an addition to the Uredinales for AJ & K. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Puccinia punctiformis (F. Strauss) Röhl., Deutschl. Fl., Edn 2 (Frankfurt) 3: 132
(1813) (Fig. G)
Spermogonia and aecia unknown. Uredinia hypophyllous, intermixed with telia, dark brown, scattered, pulverulent, 0.09 x 0.2-0.3 mm. Urediniospores globose to subglobose, 23-28 x 26-30 µm, pale brown to chestnut brown, uniformly echinulate; germ pores 3-4, mostly 3, equatorial; wall 2-2.5 µm thick; pedicel hyaline, minute. Telia hypophyllous, dark brown to black, scattered or aggregated in the form of colonies, 0.09-0.1 x 0.2-0.3 mm. Teliospores ellipsoid to broadly ellipsoid or obovoid, finely verrucose, rounded at both ends, not or slightly constricted at the septum, pale yellow to chestnut brown, 20-28 x 26-38 µm, apex 2-5 µm thick, wall 1.6-3 µm thick; germ pore in upper cell apical or sub-apical, in lower cell equatorial; pedicel hyaline, mostly oblique, 5-9 x 4-16 µm.


 
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