Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis melicae

Urocystis melicae (Lagerheim & Liro) Zundel, 1953

on Melica


Elongate narrow black striae between the nerves of the leaf. The brownish black spore balls that upon rupturing are released here consist of 1-3 spores, wrapped in a layer of smaller sterile cells.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Melica ciliata, nutans, uniflora.


Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Spooner & Leon (2006a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 26.iii.2019