Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protomycopsis bellidis

Protomycopsis bellidis (Krieger) Magnus, 1915

on Bellis

Protomycopsis bellidis on Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol, Molse Nete, 3.iii.2020 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Protomycopsis bellidis on Bellis perennis

mass of spores

Protomycopsis bellidis on Bellis perennis

spores

Protomycopsis bellidis on Bellis perennis

spore

gall

usually several, 1-4 mm large, slightly thickened leaf spots, light to ochre yellow in colour. Large (30-48 µm) yellowish brown, finely verrucose fungal spores (“chlamydospores”) are formed within the plant tissue.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Bellis annua, perennis.

notes

Without a microscopical examination difficult to distinguish from Entyloma bellidis or amn early infection by a Puccinia.

references

Bacigálová & Mułenko (2005a), Buhr (1964b), Dennis (1977a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Kruse, Thiel, Brodtbeck ao (2017a), Reddy & Kramer (1975a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 12.iii.2020