Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Venturia inaequalis

Venturia inaequalis (Cooke) Winter, 1875

apple scab

on Malus, Sorbus

Venturia inaequalis on Sorbus torminalis

Sorbus torminalis, Hungary, Budapest, Hűvösvölgy, 29.iv.2018 © László Érsek

Venturia inaequalis on Sorbus torminalis

other leaf, underside

Venturia inaequalis on Sorbus torminalis

detail upper side

Venturia inaequalis on Sorbus torminalis

detail underside

Venturia inaequalis on Malus domestica leaf

Malus domestica, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Kerkhoven, den Tip © arina Van Steenwinkel

Venturia inaequalis on Malus domestica leaf

leaf spot

Venturia inaequalis: conidia mass

conidia mass

Venturia inaequalis: conidia

conidia

Venturia inaequalis: conidia

conidia, 1000 x

Venturia inaequalis on Malus domestica

Malus domestica, Dronten © Arnold Grosscurt

Venturia inaequalis on Malus domestica

same leaf, underside

gall

During the summer leaf spots develop (also, as “scab” on the fruits) as a superficial mycelium where large masses of asexual conidia are formed. Sexual reproduction takes place in perithecia that are formed in spring on the overwintered fallen leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Malus baccata, domestica, x prunifolia, x purpurea, sylvestris; Sorbus aucuparia, latifolia, torminalis.

synonyms

Fusicladium dendriticum (Wallroth) Fuckel, 1870; Fusicladium pomi (Fries) Lind, 1913; Spilocaeca pomi Fries (anamorph).

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 256), Buhr (1964b), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Melgarejo Nárdiz, García-Jiménez, Jordá Gutiérrez ao (2010a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska & Połeć (2006a), Wilcox (1993a), Zhang, Crous, Schoch ao (2011a).

Last modified 7.iii.2020