Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Leveillula picridis

Leveillula picridis (Castage) Durrieu & Rostam, 1985

on Asteraceae


mycelium white, generally dense, amphigenous; partly internal. Conidiophores long and thin. Two types of conidia. The first conidium formed is lanceolate, later ones are elliptic. Cleistothecia with a number of short appendages; they contain up to 35 asci, that have two spores.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Achillea clypeolata, ptarmica; Anthemis; Artemisia campestris, dracunculus, pontica; Centaurea; Echinops; Gaillardia; Galatella; Helianthus; Inula; Picris hieracioides & subsp. spinulosa; Rhaponticum repens; Scorzonera tau-saghyz; Tanacetum cinerariifolium, vulgare.


Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Leysen (2017a).

Last modified 2.xii.2021