Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe sylvatica

Epichloe sylvatica Leuchtmann & Schardl, 1998

on Brachypodium


One or more internodes all round and mostly over 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 filamentous, 180-200 ┬Ám long.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Brachypodium sylvaticum.


see the note under E. typhina.


Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Kruse (2019a), Moon (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rommelaars & Helleman (2010a), Schardl (2010a).

Last modified 18.viii.2019