Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sorosphaerula veronicae

Sorosphaerula veronicae (Schröter) Neuhauser & Kirchmair, 2011

on Veronica

Sorosphaera veronicae: galls on Veronica persica

Veronica persica, Belgium, prov. Namur, Couvin © Sébastien Carbonnelle


massive, up to 4 mm thick swelling of the stems, also veins and petioles; inside a cinnamon-coloured mass of spores.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Veronica arvensis, catenata, chamaedrys, filiformis, fruticans, hederifolia, persica, polita, triphyllos.


Sorosphaera veronicae Schröter, 1886.


Blomfield & Schwartz (1910a), Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Neuhauser, Kirchmair & Huber (2005a), Preece (2002a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a).

Last modified 22.v.2020