Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago syntherismae

Ustilago syntherismae (von Schweinitz) Peck, 1875

on Digitaria, Panicum

gall

within the upper leaf sheaths the inflorescence is transformed into to a 3-5 cm long blackish brown, semi-agglutinated to dusty mass of spores. Spores 9-15 µm, echinulate.

host plants

Poaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Digitaria ischaemum, sanguinalis; Panicum miliaceum.

synonyms

Ustilago rabenhorstiana Kühn, 1876; ? U. digitariae (Kunze) Rabenhorst.

references

Almaraz (1998a), Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 27.iii.2019