Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophyllum sempervivi

Endophyllum sempervivi (Albertini & Schweinitz) de Bary, 1863

on Sempervivum

Endophyllum sempervivi galls

Sempervivum tectorum, Belgium, prov. Liège, Ferrières; © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Endophyllum sempervivi aecia

detail with telia (here as small pits)

Endophyllum sempervivi galling Sempervivum spec.

Sempervivum spec., Italy, Aosta; © Ben van As


Endophyllum species have but two spore stages: spermogonia and aecia. The spermogonia are largely sunken into the leaf tissue, only protruding as small, brown cones. Infested leaves often are strongly elongated.

host plants

Crassulaceae, oligophagous

Echeveria; Jovibarba globifera & subsp. arenaria + hirta; Sempervivum arachnoideum, calcareum, montanum, tectorum, wulfenii.


Can destroy the plant. Only the leaves that have been formed in early summer are affected. Diseased leaves are highly attractive to aphids.


Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blumer (1946a), Buhr (1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Llorens i Villagrasa (1984a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Unamuno (1941a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a).

Last modified 26.viii.2019