Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina acerina

Taphrina acerina Eliasson, 1895

on Acer

Taphrina acerina: asci

asci (from Mix, 1949a)


Witches’ brooms; leaves with greyish white spots. Infested leaves appear water-soaked.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer platanoides.

A record by Tomasi (2014a) of A. negundo as a host plant is probably erroneous.


Exoascus acerinus (Eliasson) Saccardo & Sydow, 1899.


Bataille (1936a), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1949a), Roskam (2019a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).

Last modified 14.ix.2019