Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fusamen amentorum

Fusamen amentorum (Delacroix) Arx, 1957

on Salix

gall

fungus infection of the female catkins (axis of the catkin and pedicels), producing a red spore mass that swells in humid weather and then is gelatinous. The spores, conidia, are formed in subcuticular acervuli; they are elliptic and measure 5-7 x 14-18 ┬Ám.

host plants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix.

synonyms

Calogloeum amentorum (Delacroix) Nannfeldt, 1931.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 49), Buhr (1965a).

Last modified 7.iv.2020