Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago tragica

Ustilago tragica Vánky, 1985

on Tragus


the entire inflorescense is changed into a blackish-brown powdery mass of spores. Initially the mass is covered by a thin greyish membrane. When the spores have been blown away only the disfigured inflorescence rachis remains.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Tragus racemosus.


Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 27.iii.2019