Anthracoidea subinclusa (Körnicke) Brefeld, 1895

on Carex

Anthracoidea subinclusa: galls on Carex riparia

Carex riparia, Belgium, prov. Namur, Philippeville, Château de Fagnolle © Sébastien Carbonnelle

Anthracoidea subinclusa: galls on Carex riparia



the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores, that eventually disintegrates into small pieces. The spores, 15-22 µm long, are decorated with stout, up to 2 µm long, apically flattened spines that are widely placed and easily broken.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex acutiformis, atherodes, hirta, lasiocarpa, melanostachya, pseudocyperus, ? rhynchophysa, riparia, rostrata, rotundata, saxatilis, vesicaria.

Occasionally also distans. C. riparia and vesicaria are the main host plants.


Cintractia subinclusa (Körnicke) Magnus, 1896.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Boidol & Poelt (1963a), Buhr (1964b), Chlebicki (2007a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a), Kummer (2012a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholler, Reinhard & Schubert (1996a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (19994a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a).

mod 28.ii.2019