Vankya ornithogali (Schmidt & Kunze) Ershad, 2000

star-of-Betlehem-smut

on Gagea, Ornithogalum

gall

5 mm long fusiform swellings in the leaves and bracts that eventually rupture lengthwise, releasing a blackish brown, powdery mass of spores. The fungus is systemic, reappearing year after year on the same plant. Spores 10-19 µm, virtually smooth.

host plants

Asparagaceae, Liliaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Gagea bohemica, confusa, cossoniana, dubia, foliosa, gageoides, liotardii, lutea, maeotica, mimima, polymorpha, pratensis, pusilla, spathacea, villosa; Ornithogalum narbonense, umbellatum.

synonyms

Ustilago ornithogali (Schmidt & Kunze) Kühn, 1875.

references

Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Navarro, Honrubia & Torres (1986a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a), Zwetko (1993a).

mod 22.vii.2019