Ustilago tragica Vánky, 1985

on Tragus

gall

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.

references

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

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