Urocystis littoralis (Lagerheim) Zundel, 1853

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Urocystidales

on Carex

gall

long, lead-coloured stripes over the leaf, that upon rupturing release a blackish brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls. A spore ball consists of c. 2-6 spores, completely invested by a layer of smaller sterile cells.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex maritima.

references

Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

10/11/2016

mod 28.vi.2017