Mollisia plantaginis (Fuckel) Phillips, 1887

on Plantago

Mollisia plantaginis on Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata, België, prov. Antwerpen, Laakdal, de Roost, 31.i,2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Mollisia plantaginis on Plantago lanceolata

upper side of the leaf spot, with apothecia

Mollisia plantaginis on Plantago lanceolata

apothecia

Mollisia plantaginis on Plantago lanceolata

another leaf

Mollisia plantaginis on Plantago lanceolata

here the apothecia were only hypophyllous

Mollisia plantaginis: apothecia

Plantago lanceolata, België, prov. Antwerpen, Balen, de Vennen, 31.xii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: apothecia on the peduncle

Mollisia plantaginis: asci

asci

Mollisia plantaginis: asci

asci, lugol-staining

Mollisia plantaginis: asci

a single ascus, with spores

Mollisia plantaginis: spores

spores

Mollisia plantaginis: spores

spores

parasite

Tiny (0.25 mm) apothecia on necrotic spots on living and dying leaves and peduncle. Leaf spots mostly at the tip of the leaf, vaguely delimited. The beginning infection, still on a green leaf, sometimes strongly reminds of a mildew.

host plants

Plantaginaceae, monophagous

Plantago lanceolata, major.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).

synonyms

Pyrenopeziza plantaginis Fuckel, 1870.

references

Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gremmen (1955a, 1958a), Heyligen & De Ceuster (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Stone, Severns & Miller (2011a).

mod 3.ii.2020