Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Physoderma eleocharidis

Physoderma eleocharidis (Fuckel) Schröter, 1889

on Cyperaceae


Flat, roundish or elongate, and then up to 6 mm long, ridges on the stem. The colour is dark to blackish brown. They do not rupture, contain hibernation spores of 18-22 x 13-18 µm.

host plants

Cyperaceae, oligophagous

Bolboschoenus maritimus; Eleocharis mamillata, palustris; Schoenoplectus supinus.


Physoderma heleocharidis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 683), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022