Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leptosphaeria variabilis

Leptosphaeria variabilis Unamuno, 1941

Fungi, Ascomycota, Dothideomycetes, Pleosporales

on Juncus

Leptosphaeria variabilis: perithecia, asci, spores

Juncus spec., from Unamuno (1941a): part of an infected stem (a), perithecia with 1, 2, and several asci (b,c,d), and, more strongly magnified, three spores (e)


the mouth of the brown perithecia erupts through the epidermis of the stem; no mention of spots. Asci with 8 spores. Spore measurements are 7-8 x 30-36 ┬Ám.


Juncaceae, monophagous

Juncus spec.


Unamuno (1941a).


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