Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina wettsteiniana

Taphrina wettsteiniana Herzfeld, 1910

Fungi, Ascomycota, Taphrinomycetes, Taphrinales

on Polystichum

Taphrina wettsteiniana on Polystichum lonchitis

Polystichum lonchitis. Poland, Warschau, Botanical garden © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Taphrina wettsteiniana on Polystichum lonchitis

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well-defined roundish, yellowish, later brown, up to 8 mm large, thickened, mainly hypophyllous leaf spots; bladderlike disfigured. At maturity the epidermis of upper- and underside bears a whitish layer of 8-spore asci.


Dryopteridaceae, monophagous

Polystichum lonchitis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 8), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1936a, 1949a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).


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