Anthracocystis formosana (Sawada) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

on Panicum

gall

the entire inflorescence and the upper part of the culm, together some 2-9 cm long, is transformed into a blackish brown granular-powdery mass of spore balls and filiform shreds. At first the mass is still covered by a whitish fungal membrane, and also partly enclosed by the leaf sheaths.

hostplants

Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Panicum repens.

synonyms

Sporisorium formosanum (Sawada) Vánky, 1983.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Vánky (1994a).

mod 28.vii.2018