Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora italica

Thecaphora italica Lutz & Vánky, 2007

on Silene

gall

the not-green parts of the flower are transformed into a brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls, enclosed by the sepals. The spore balls consist of ten to some tens of almost smooth spores that are firmly aggregated.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Silene italica.

references

Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky & Lutz (2007a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

Last modified 26.vii.2018