Thecaphora saponariae (Rudolphi) Vánky, 1998

on Caryophyllaceae

Thecaphora saponariae: galls on Saponaria officinalis

Saponaria officinalis, België, prov. Limburg, Dilsen-Stokkem, Negenoord-Kerkeweerd, 11.viii.2018 © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Thecaphora saponariae: galls on Saponaria officinalis

galled flowers

Thecaphora saponariae: spore balls

spore balls

Thecaphora saponariae: spore ball

spore ball

Thecaphora saponariae: spore ball

the spore balls easily disintegrate

Thecaphora saponariae: spores

spores

Thecaphora saponariae: spores

spores

Thecaphora saponariae: galls on Saponaria officinalis

Saponaria officinalis, Belgium, prov. Namur, Seilles © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Thecaphora saponariae: opened gall on Saponaria officinalis

opened gall

gall

the spore powder consists of spore balls, 40-100 µm long and composed of 10-40 spores.

hostplants

Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Dianthus armeria, barbatus, cathusianorum & subsp. atrorubens, caryophyllus, chinensis, deltoides, henteri, hyssopifolius subsp. gallicus, leptopetalus, pontederae, seguieri, superbus, sylvestris, trifasciculatus; Petrorhagia prolifera, saxifraga; Saponaria ocymoides, officinalis.

In the literature, saponariae is also recorded from, among other species, Arenaria pungens; Minuartia hybrida; Moehringia muscosa; Silene viscaria. In the light of the revision by Vánky & Lutz (2007a) these identifications should be regarded as “sensu lato”.

synonyms

Sorosporium dianthi Rabenhorst, 1850; S. dianthi-superbi Liro, 1934; S. dianthorum Ciferri, 1928; S. purpureum (Hazslinsky) Liro, 1938; S. saponariae Rudolphi, 1829; S. stellariae Liro, 1938; S. tunicae (Auerswald) Liro, 1935.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 110), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Losa España (1942a, 1944a), Lutz & Vánky (2007a), Mayor (1967a, 1971a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a, Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b), Zwetko (1993a).

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