Thecaphora melandrii (Sydow) Vánky & Lutz, 2007

on Caryophyllaceae


the entire flower within the calyce has been modified into a brown powdery mass of spore balls. The very easily disintegrating spore balls consist of tens of spores.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Silene alba, dioica, latifolia, mollissima, nutans, repens, thymifolia, uniflora, velutina, vulgaris; Stellaria graminea.


Sorosporium melandrii Sydow, 1934; Sorosporium silenes-inflatae Zigno, 1928.


Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a) Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Thiel, Brodtbeck ea (2017a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a, Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Lutz (2007a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

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