Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Volkartia rhaetica

Volkartia rhaetica (Volkart) Maire, 1907

on Crepis


extensive, flat, initially dark green, finally more yellowish brown blister-like swelling of the leaf. When the fungus is mature the surface is covered by a greyish-white bloom of asci.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Crepis conyzifolia, mollis, pygmaea, pyrenaica.


Taphrina rhaetica Volkart, 1903.


Bataille (1936a), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Reddy & Kramer (1975a).

Last modified 3.iii.2019