Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis poae

Urocystis poae (Liro) Padwick & Khan, 1944

on Ochlopoa, Poa


Elongate narrow striae between the nerves of the leaf. The brownish black spore balls that are released here consist of 1-2, sometimes 3, spores, entirely wrapped in a layer of smaller sterile cells. The fungus is systemic, infected plant do not flower.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Ochlopoa annua; Poa alpigena, alpina, angustifolia, compressa, laxa, nemoralis, pratensis & subsp. irrigata, trivialis & subsp. sylvicola.


Tuburcinia poae Liro, 1922.


Buhr (1965a), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Mayor (1975a), Spooner & Leon (2006a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 26.iii.2019