Anthracoidea melanostachyae Denchev & Denchev, 2011

on Carex

gall

the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; initially is is till covered by a silvery membrane, consisting of fungal tissue. The spores measure 11-18 x 14-20 µm long, their wall is verrucose, without the irregular protuberances that characterise A. angulata.

hostplants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex melanostachya.

references

Denchev & Denchev (2011), Denchev, Denchev Karatygin & Vitek (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

mod 28.vii.2018