Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea caricis-pauciflorae

Anthracoidea caricis-pauciflorae (Lehtola) Kukkonen, 1963

on Carex

gall

the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; initially it is covered by a silvery membrane, that later flakes off. The spores are 16-24 µm long.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex pauciflora.

references

Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1964a)

Last modified 27.vii.2018