Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis corsica

Urocystis corsica (Mayor & Terrier) Vánky, 1982

on Stipa

gall

lead-coloured striae between the veins, often so numerous that the entire leaf is occupied; when they rupture a black granular-powdery mass of spore balls is released. The spore balls consist of 6-15 spores, covered by a continuous layer of sterile cells.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stipa capensis.

synonyms

Urocystis fraseri: Beltran Tejera 1976.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 7.xi.2021