Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora leptideum

Thecaphora leptideum (Sydow) Zundel, 1937

on Chenopodium, Dysphania

gall

the fungus is systemic, infected plants look decrepit and resemble withches’ brooms; (almost) all ovaries are infected. They still look rather normal, but contain a granular, cinnamon brown mass of spore balls, each consisting of numerous, firmly agglutinated spores.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Chenopodium album, strictum; Dysphania ambrosioides.

synonyms

Glomosporium leptideum (Sydow) Kochman, 1939.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 121), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Kummer, Shivas & Thines (2018c), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

Last modified 1.ix.2019