Anthracocystis contorta (Griffiths) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

Fungi, Basidiomycota, Ustilaginomycetes, Ustilaginales

on Heteropogon

gall

the inflorescence is transformed into an up to 3 cm long, fusiform mass of agglutinated, later ± powdery spore balls, at first partly concealed by the upper leaf sheath and a membrane. The spore balls consist of an loose aggregate of numerous spores.

hostplants

Poaceae, monophagous

Heteropogon contortus.

synonyms

Sporisorium contortum (Griffiths) Vánky, 1991.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

15/12/2016

mod 28.vi.2017