Gibberella fujikuroi var. subglutinans Edwards, 1933
Fungi, Ascomycota, Sordariomycetes, Hypocreales
Plantago lanceolata, Nieuwendam
detail, showing two completely galled fruits
more or less developed, yet galled, fruit
sometimes some of the fruits are completely developed, but the two seeds within are ruined and mouldy
Plantago lanceolata, Zwolle: sometimes only a few fruits in an inflorescence are infested; © Arnold Grosscurt
Most, not infrequently all, fruits in the inflorescence are browned, misshapen and remain small. The infestation is not systemic, a plant therefore can bear both normal and galled inforescences. The same fungus, or closely related forms, may cause serious damages to other plants, mais in particular. Thu fungus is the source of several myxotoxins. The gall on Plantago lanceolata seems to be quite common, but has seemingly been overlooked in the cecidological literature.
Fusarium moniiforme var. subglutinans Wollenweber & Reinking, 1925.