Microbotryum piperi (Clinton) Vánky, 1998

on Aconogonon


pustules at the underside of the leaf, mainly along the margin, often confluent. They contain a purplish-brown mass of spores.

host plants

Polygonaceae, narrowy monophagous

Aconogonon alpinum (= Polygonum, Persicaria).


Ustilago piperi Clinton, 1904. Ustilago polygoni-alpini (Cruchet) Zundel, 1951 is taken as a valid species by the Index Fungorum (2014), but on the base of Vánky (1994a) is a synonym of piperi.


Brandenburger (1985a: 86), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

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