Gloeosporium deformans (Schröter) Lind,1908

Fungi, Ascomycota, Leotiomycetes, Helotiales

on Salix

gall

fungus infection of the female catkins (axis of the catkin and pedicels), producing a red spore mass that swells in humid weather and then is gelatinous. The spores, conidia, are formed in subcuticular acervuli; they are sickle-shaped, at the basal angle obtuse, and measure 5-7 x 19-22 µm.

hostplants

Salicaceae, monophagous

Salix.

synonyms

Fusamen deformans (Schröter) Karsten, 1892.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 49), Buhr (1965a).

31/03/2017

mod 28.vi.2017