Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synchytrium solstitiale

Synchytrium solstitiale Widmer, 2004

Fungi, Chytridiomycota, Chytridiomycetes, Chytridiales

on Centaurea


numerous orange red warts, op to 0.2 mm in size, on the leaves that often are more or less distorted. In a later resting stage the warts are grey.


Asteraceae, monophagous (?)

Centaurea solstitialis.

Under laboratory conditions several other Asteraceae could be infected by this fungus, including Carthamus tinctorius and Helianthus annuus.


Eskandari, Bruckart, III & Widmer (2011a), Widmer (2004a).


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