Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sporisorium destruens

Sporisorium destruens (Schlehtendal) Vánky, 1985

on Panicum


The inflorescence has turned into an oval or fusiform smut gall, initially still wrapped in a leaf sheath but later flying off a mass of blackish brown spores.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Panicum capillare, miliaceum.

Buhr, with some hesitation, also refers to Echinochloa crus-galli; this is not repeated by later authors.


Anthracocystis destriens Brefeld, 1912; Sphacelotheca destruens (Schlechtendal) Stevenson & Johnson, 1944; Sorosporium panici-miliacei (Persoon) Takahashi, 1902.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Buhr (1964b), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Negrean & Anastasiu (2006a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Zwetko (1993a).

Last modified 24.iii.2019