Thecaphora affinis Schneider, 1874
Astragalus glycyphyllos, Belgium, prov. Namur, Doische, Niverlée, RN Coupu tienne © Stéphane Claerebout: galled fruits
the pods are swollen and deformed; the seeds are changed into a reddish brown granular powdery mass of spore balls. A spore ball consists of 4-20 spores (not surrounded by a layer of sterile cells, as in Urocystis). The fungus is systemic, practically all fruits of a plant are infested.
Astragalus alpinus, australis, glycyphyllos, penduliflorus.
Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Kummer, Shivas & Thines (2018c), Mayor (1975a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a, Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).