Ustilago serpens (Karsten) Lindeberg, 1959

on grasses

gall

Stem and leaf sheaths, sometimes also the leaves, malformed and curled, with raised streaks that rupture and release masses of dark brown spores. The spores measure 12-15 x 13-19 µm; they are coarsely verrucose.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron cristatum; Bromopsis erecta; Elymus caninus; Elytrigia elongata, intermedia, juncea & subsp. boreoatlantica, repens; Leymus arenarius.

According to Klenke & Scholler also Brachypodium.

synonyms

Ustilago aculeata (Ule) Liro, 1915.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Kabaktepe & Bahçecioğlu (2012b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2014a, 2019a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Legon (2006a), Tomasi(2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a).

mod 21.vii.2019