Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synchytrium cupulatum

Synchytrium cupulatum Thomas, 1887

on Dryas


crimson to brown, less than half a mm large pustules consisting of a single cell. Often many together, then sometimes forming crusts.

host plants

Rosaceae, monophagous ?

Dryas octopetala.

Also mentioned from Potentilla by Redfern & Shirley (2011a). Indeed there has been discussion about a possible synonymy of cupulatum with S. potentillae, that does live on Potentilla.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a), Hagen (1941a), Karling (1964a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

Last modified 26.v.2019