Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophyllum euphorbiae-silvaticae

Endophyllum euphorbiae-silvaticae (de Candolle) Winter, 1881

on Euphorbia


The mycelium is systemic. Diseased shoots are lanky, unusually lengthened, the leaves are discoloured and somewhat thickened. Only spermogonia and aecia. Spermogonia amphigenous, numerous, yellow, often formed already in autumn; they give off a strong pleasant smell of mock-orange. Aecia hypophyllous, cupulate with a clear margin split into segments; the spore mass inside is yellowish. The spores germinate while forming a basidium.


Euphorbiaceae, narrowly monophagous

Euphorbia amygdaloides, carniolica.


Aecidium euphorbiae-silvaticae de Candolle, 1805. The spelling“euphorbiae-sylvaticae” follows the Index Fungorum (2013). Many authors, and also the MycoBank (2013), write “..-silvaticae”.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Llorens i Villagrasa (1984a), Maier, Begerow, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2003a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Pellicier (2001a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a), Woods, Stringer, Evans & Chater (2015a).

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