Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllactinia pistaciae

Phyllactinia pistaciae Shin & Choi, 2003

Fungi, Ascomycota, Leotiomycetes, Erysiphales, Erysiphaceae

on Pistacia


mycelium both internal and external; external mycelium amphigenous but mainly hypophyllous, conspicuous, white. Appressoria rod-like, hooked, lobes, sometimes forked, single or paired. Conidia formed singly, clavate, without fibrosin bodies. Foot cell of conidiophore spirally twisted. Cleistothecia hypophyllous with an equatorial circle of 6-18 stiff, acicular appendages that are abruptly swollen at their base, about as long as the diameter of the cleistothecium. Asci 18-30 with two spores.


Anacardiaceae, monophagous

Pistacia atlantica, khinjuk, terebinthus, vera.


Braun & Cook (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Shin & Choi (2003a).


Last modified 17.vii.2017