Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora pustulata

Thecaphora pustulata Clinton, 1921

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Urocystidales

on Bidens

gall

conspicuous multilocular swelling of the stem, especially at the nodes, filled with a powdery-granular brown mass of spore balls. They consist of 2-8 firmly united spores.

hostplants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Bidens pilosus.

references

Vánky (1994a).

17/03/2014

Last modified 28.vi.2017