Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Pleospora typhicola

Pleospora typhicola (Cooke) Saccaro, 1881

anamorph on Typha

Pleospora typhicola: leaf spot on Typha latifolia

Typha latifolia, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, Ronde Put © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Pleospora typhicola: leaf spot on Typha latifolia

leaf spot with extruded condia masses

Phyllosticta typhina: conidia



elongated orange-yellow leaf spots

anamorph on dead leaves of Typha

Pleospora typhicola: pseudothecia

Typha spec., Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Beverlo, Einderse beemden, 20.vii.2017 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: pseudothecia

Pleospora typhicola: asci

Typha spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Herselt, Langdonken, 10.iv.2016 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: asci

Pleospora typhicola: ascospore

Typha spec., Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Geel, Wilders, 10.v.2016 © Carina Vansteenwinkel: a single ascospore/p>


Pseudothecia up to 0.5 mm, at the inner side of dead leaves.

host plants

Typhaceae, monophagous

Typha anguatifolia, latifolia.


Comoclathris typhicola (Cooke) Ariyawansa & Hyde, 2015; Phoma typhina (Saccardo & Malbranche) van der Aa, 2002; Phyllosticta coralliobola Bubák & Kabát, 1905; Phyllosticta typhina Saccardo & Malbranche, 1880; Pyrenophora typhicola (Cooke) Müller, 1951.


Boerema (2003a), Brandenburger (1985a: 861), Ellis & Ellis (1995a), Grove (1935a: 57), de Gruyter, Woudenberg, Aveskamp ao (2012a).

Last modified 4.vii.2018