Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum violaceoverrucosum

Microbotryum violaceoverrucosum (Brandenburger & Schwinn) Vánky, 1988

on Silene


the anthers are transformed into a light brownish-violet mass of spores.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene andryalifolia, bupleuroides, chlorantha, gallinyi, italica, mellifera, mollissima, multiflora, nemoralis.


Ustilago gaussenii Durrieu, 1972.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 114), Denchev (1994a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

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