Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia vulpiae

Tilletia vulpiae Magnus, 1899

on Vulpia

Tilletia vulpiae

Vulpia myuros, from Unamuno (1941b)


all ovaries are enlarged and malformed, dark reddish brown. The spores are roundish-oval, their surface is reticulate; when fresh the spore mass stinks like old herring.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Micropyrum tenellum; Vulpia bromoides, ciliata, myuros.


Tilletia fusca Ellis & Everhart, 1887,described from North America and equally living on Vulpia probably is not the same species as vulpiae, that was described from Europe.


Beltran Tejera (1976a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Unamuno (1941b).

Last modified 7.xi.2021