Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Synchytrium stellariae

Synchytrium stellariae Fuckel, 1870

Fungi, Chytridiomycota, Chytridiomycetes, Chytridiales

on Cerastium, Stellaria


numerous, less than a mm wide, semiglobular shininy pustules, mainly at the underside of low leaves, c. 200-350 ┬Ám. Galls formed in summer, containing sporangia, are orange to golden orange. Galles formed in autumn contain resting sporangia and are reddish- to chestnut-brown.


Caryophyllaceae, oligophagous

Cerastium glomeratum; Stellaria media, nemorum.


Brandenburger (1985a: 102), Buhr (1964b), Karling (1964a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a).


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