Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Erysiphe magnifica

Erysiphe magnifica (Braun) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Magnolia

Erysiphe magnifica on Magnolia cf liliiflora

Magnolia cf. lliiflora, Belgium, prov. Antwerp, Mol © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Erysiphe magnifica: cleistothecium


Erysiphe magnifica: appendages

detail of the appendages


mycelium amphigenous. Appressoria nipple-shaped, lobed or multilobed, solitary or paired. Conidia formed solitary, elliptic, without fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia with 2-10 asci, that contain 4-6 spores. Appendage 5-23, equatorial, 0.5-1.5 x the diameter; ± stiff, brown at the base, 0-septate. Apices 3-6 times regularly forked in quick succession.

host plants

Magnoliaceae, monophagous

Magnolia acuminata, cylindrica, kobus, liliiflora, macrophylla, x soulangeana, stellata.


Microsphaera magnifica Braun, 1983.


From Belgium Leysen nentions Erysiphe magnoliae (Sawada) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000,. This is a Japanese species living on Magnolia obovata (Takamatsu ao). Possibly the Belgian material originated from a botanical garden.


Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Braun, Ale-Agha, Bolay ao (2009a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Bresinsky (2016a), Cho, Takamatsu, Meeboon & Shin (2014a), Glawe (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Leysen (2017a), Takamatsu, Cho, Meeboon & Shin (2013a).

Last modified 30.xi.2021