Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

gallers on Koenigia

Dichotomous table for gallers on Koenigia islandica

by Hans Roskam

1a Stem with about 1–5 mm long bulges, 1–2.5 mm thick, irregular tuber- to barrel-like, sometimes distorted, at first lead-grey translucent, with black dusting after rupturing. Microbotryum koenigiae

= The rare ovary smut Microbotryum picaceum with irregular globular to elliptic spores attacks fruits, which are soon destroyed. Wall densely covered with minute punctated warts

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