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).

mod 12.iii.2020