Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Erysiphe lythri

Erysiphe lythri Junell, 1967

on Lythrum


mycelium amphigenous, also on the stems, mostly persistent. Appressoria lobed, solitary or paired. Conidia formed solitary, elliptic, without fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia with 4-8 asci, that contain 3-4 spores. Appendage 10-20, sub-equatorial, 0.5-1.5 x the diameter; they are mycelioid, septate, mostly unbranched, ± brown in the lower part.

host plants

Lythraceae, monophagous

Lythrum salicaria, virgatum.


Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Bresinsky (2016a), Jage, Klenke & Kummer (2010a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (1995a), Kruse (2014a), Leysen (2017a), Scholler & Schubert (1993a).

Last modified 30.xi.2021