Exobasidium karstenii Saccardo & Trotter, 1912

on Andromeda

Exobasidium karstenii on Andromeda polifolia

Andromeda polifolia, Polen, Bialowieza © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Exobasidium karstenii on Andromeda polifolia

underside of a galled leaf

gall

leaves much broader than normal, reddened to bluish-purple; the shoots are somewhat enlarged; usually the galling concerns isolated shoots. The spores are curved, septate, up to 18 µm long.

host plants

Ericaceae, monophagous

Andromeda polifolia.

synonyms

Exobasidium andromedae Karsten, 1878.

references

Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Döring (2003a), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Ing (1994a, 2001a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Negrean (1996a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a).

mod 14.vii.2019