Anthracoidea eleocharidis Kukkonen, 1964

on Carex

gall

the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a globular hard, black body, 2-3 mm in size, consisting of agglutinated spores; initially it is covered by a silvery membrane, that later flakes off. The spores are 11-20 µm long, their wall is even in thickness, and papillate.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex stenophylla.

The fungus is unknown in Europe, but it is to be expected on this sedge.

references

Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

mod 27.vii.2018