Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Peronospora lathyri-versicoloris

Peronospora lathyri-versicoloris Săvulescu & Rayss, 1932

on Lathyrus


underside of the leaves with a brownish purple fungal down of 0.5 mm high erect conidiophores that apically several times are branching, each branch ending in a conidium of 10-23 x 16-34 µm.

host plants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Lathyrus pannonicus.


Săvulescu mentions the host plant as “Lathyrus versicolor”. According to thr Euro+Med PlantBase (2017) this name is somewhat ambiguous: it may apply either to Lathyrus pannonicus subsp. asphodelodes or to L. pannonicus subsp. collinus.


Brandenburger (1985a: 294), Săvulescu (1948a).

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