Anthracocystis cenchri (Lagerheim) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales

on Cenchrus

gall

the inflorescence is transformed into a dark brown granular-powdery mass of spore balls and threadlike remnants of vascular bundles. Initially the whole is still covered by the leaf sheath and by a membrane of fungal material, that later flakes off. The 40-80 µm long spore balls, consisting of a large number of spores, easily desintegrate.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Cenchrus longispinus, spinifex.

synonyms

Sporosorium cenchri (Lagerheim) Vánky, 1985.

references

Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Savchenko, Heluta & Umanets (2010a), Vánky (1994a).

22/10/2016

mod 28.vi.2017