Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe poae

Epichloe poae Tadych, Ambrose, Belanger & White, 2012

on Lolium, Poa

gall

One or more internodes all round and mostly over their total length, wrapped in a while, later yellowish fungal mass (stroma). In the stroma slender asci.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Lolium canariense; Poa nemoralis, pratensis.

Outside of Europa also observed on Bromus and Festuca.

notes

The rather wide oligophagy of this species is unusual.

references

Tadych, Ambrose, Bergen ao (2012a).

Last modified 7.vi.2018