Urocystis cortusae (Liro) Schwarzman, 1960

on Cortusa

gall

The seeds in the capsule are transformed into a blackish brown mass of spora balls that are released when the ripe fruit opens at the tip. The spore balls are composed of 1-7 spores that are entirely or partly wrapped in a, sometimes locally double, layer of smaller sterile cells.

hostplants

Primulaceae, monophagous

Cortusa matthioli.

references

Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

mod 26.vii.2018