Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Erysiphe vanbruntiana

Erysiphe vanbruntiana (Gerard) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Sambucus

Erysiphe vanbruntiana on Sambucus nigra

Sambucus spec., Belgium, prov. Limburg, Bree, de Luysen, Mariahof © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Erysiphe vanbruntiana: cleistothecia

underside with cleistotecia

Erysiphe vanbruntiana: cleistothecium


Erysiphe vanbruntiana: cleistothecia


Erysiphe vanbruntiana: ascus

an isolated ascus (but with exceptionally few spores)


mycelium amphigous, thin, cobweb-like. Appressoria lobed, solitary or paired. Conidia formed one by one, without fibrosin bodies, elliptic. Foot-cell of conidiophore cylindric, 18-45 µm. Cleistothecia with 3-8 asci, containing 3-6 spores. Appendages 15-25, equatorial, 1-1.5 the diameter; they are stiff, unbranched, hyaline, mostly aseptate; the apices are 3-6 times forked in quick succession.

host plants

Adoxaceae, monophagous

Sambucus nigra, racemosa, sibirica, x strumpfii.

The common Sambucus nigra is only rarely affected.


Originally a species of East Asia, currently strongly expanding in Europe. This concerns the var. sambuci-racemosae Braun & Takamatsu, 2000. The typical, North American – East Asiatic form has a lower number of appendages, viz., 15-18.


Microsphaera vanbruntiana Gerard, 1875.


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Last modified 1.xii.2021