Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe bromicola

Epichloe bromicola Leuchtmann & Schardl, 1998

on Bromus

Epichloe bromicola on Bromopis erecta

Bromopis erecta, Belgium, prov. Namur, Ave-et-Auffe © Jean-Yves Baugnée


One or more internodes all round and mostly aver their total length, wrapped in a while, later yellowish fungal mass (stroma). The internodes are hardly or not at all swollen. In the stroma slender asci. The spores are 240-250 µm long and up to 15-septate.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Bromopsis erecta.


Kruse (2019a), Moon (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rector, Czarnoleski, Skoracka & Lembicz (2016a), Rommelaars & Helleman (2010a), Schardl (2010a), Schardl & Leuchtmann (2004a), Spooner & Kemp (2005a).

Last modified 31.vii.2021