Stegocintractia spadicea (Liro) Piebenbring & Begorow, 2000

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales

on Luzula

gall

the flowers are swollen, the capsule is transformed into a naked, black, initially agglutinated, later ± powdery mass of spores. Spores light yellowish or reddish brown, 10-16 x 13-21 µm. The infection is systemic, the plants are stunted.

hostplants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula alpinopilosa.

synonyms

Cintractia spadicea Liro, 1935; Ustilago spadicea (Liro) Vánky, 1985.

references

Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

21/12/2016

mod 28.vi.2017