Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum cichorii

Microbotryum cichorii (Sydow, 1929) Vánky, 1998

on Cichorium


all flowers in a capitulum are transformed into one semi-agglutinated dark brownish-violet mass of spores. Spores reticulate, 12-16 x 13-20 µm.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Cichorium intybus.


Ustilago cichorii Sydow, 1929.


Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 23.iii.2019