Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Peronospora sparsa

Peronospora sparsa Berkeley, 1862

on Prunus, Rosa


upperside of the leaves with purple, later brown, slightly embossed patches; at the underside a whitish fungal down, consisting of erect, distally several times dichotomously branching conidiophores, each terminal branch ending upon an ovoid, colourless conidium.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligofaag

Prunus laurocerasus; Rosa canina, chinensis, gallica, rubiginosa, rugosa.

This species is also often mentioned in connection with infestations of Rubus; however, that concerns the closely related P. rubi.


Pseudoperonospora sparsa (Berkeley) Jaczewski, 1928; Peronospora rosae-gallicae Săvulescu & Rayss, 1934.


Brandenburger (1985a), Chater, Woods, Stringer, ao (2020a), Choi, Constantinescu & Shin (2007a), Cunnington (2008a), Doppelbaur, Huber & Poelt (1965a), García-Blázquez, Constantinescu, Tellería & Martín (2007a), Göker, García-Blázquez, Voglmayr ao (2009a), Gomez Caro (2014a), Gustavsson (1991a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2017a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Müller & Kokeš (2008a), Mułenko, Piątek, Wołczańska ao (2010a), Riethmüller, Voglmayr, Göker ao (2002a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska & Michalski (2005a), Salgado-Salazar, Shishkoff, Daughtrey ao (2018a), Săvulescu (1948a), Thines & Choi (2016a).

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