Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum silenes-saxifragae

Microbotryum silenes-saxifragae Lutz, Piątek & Kemler, 2013

on Silene

gall

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

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene saxifraga.

references

Denchev, Martín, Kemler & Denchev (2021a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Piątek, Lutz & Kemler (2013a).

Last modified 28.vi.2021