Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum silenes-acaulis

Microbotryum silenes-acaulis Lutz, Piątek, Kemler & Chlebicki, 2008

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Microbotryomycetes, Microbotryales

on Silene


the anthers are transgormed into a dark brown-purple mass of spores. All flowers in an inflorescence are affected, and also most flowers in a clump of plants.


Cryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene acaulis.


in a tussock of female plants the flowers are forced by the fungus to produce stamens (Smith ao).


Bueker, Eberlein, Gladieux,Schaefer, Snirc, Bennett, Begerow Hood & Giraud (2016a), Denchev, Stoykov, Sameva & Assyov (2011a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lutz, Piątek, Kemler, Chlebicki & Oberwinkler (2008a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Smith, Lutz, Ziegler & Piątek (2017a).


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