Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Fibroidium balsaminae

Fibroidium balsaminae (Rajderkar) Braun & Cook, 2012

on Impatiens


mycelium amphigenous, persistent. Appressoria indistinct to ± nipple-shaped. Conidia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia unknown.

host plants

Balsaminaceae, monophagous

Impatiens balsamina, glandulifera, hawkeri, parviflora, textori, walleriana.


it would seem obvious that this were the sterile form of Podosphaera balsaminae, but a study of the DNA rather points to a close relationship with P. xanthii.


Braun & Cook (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a).

Last modified 28.vii.2019