Anthracoidea heterospora (Lindeberg) 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 13-21 µm long, almost smooth.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta, aquatilis, cespitosa, elata & subsp. omskiana, halophila, lyngbyei, nigra, paleacea, recta, salina, trinervis.

occasionally C. buxbaumii.

references

Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Vánky (1994).

mod 27.vii.2018