Urocystis agrostidis (Lavrov) Zundel, 1953

on Agrostis


Elongate narrow blisters between the nerves of the leaf. The brownish black spore balls that are released here consist of 1-4 spores, wrapped in a continuous layer of smaller sterile cells.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Agrostis capillaris, gigantea & subsp.maeotica, stolonifera.


The infestation resembles that by U. tessellata, but the number of spores in a “ball” is here 1-4(5) (against 1-10(19) in tessellata).


Almaraz (1998a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko & Heluta (2010b, 2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Leon (2006a), Vánky (1994a).

mod 25.iii.2019