Thecaphora deformans Durieu de Maisonneuve & Montagne, 1847

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Urocystidales

on Medicago

gall

the seeds are transformed into a reddish-brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls. The pods are swollen and disfigured. The fungus is systemic, generally all seeds of a plant are infected. The spore balls consist of 4-13 firmly agglutinated spores.

hostplants

Fabaceae, narrowly monophagous

Medicago minima.

synonyms

see the discussion under Botrytis anthophila.

references

Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

23/03/2017

mod 28.vi.2017