Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fusamen fructigenum

Fusamen fructigenum (Karsten) Arx, 1957

Fungi, Ascomycota, incertae sedis, incertae sedis

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 sickle-shaped, acute at both ends and measure 5-7 x 19-23 ┬Ám.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 49).

31/03/2017

Last modified 28.vi.2017