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.


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.


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

mod 26.vii.2018