Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sporisorium egyptiacum

Sporisorium egyptiacum (Fischer von Waldheim) Vánky, 1999

on Schismus

parasite

Within the glumae the anthers and ovary are modified into an axis (“columella”) surrounded by a powdery blackish born mass of spores and sterile cells. The fungus is systemic; infected plants are retarded, all florets in the inflorescence are galled.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Schismus barbatus.

references

Denchev, Martín, Kemler & Denchev (2021a).

Last modified 28.vi.2021