Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Phyllactinia populi

Phyllactinia populi (Jaczewsi) Yu, 1979

onPopulus, Salix


mycelium both internal and external; external mycelium mainly hypophyllous, thin, white. Conidia formed one by one, clavate, without fibrosin bodies. Conidiophore long and thin. Cleistothecia hypophyllous with 5-20 asci that contain 2 spores. Appendages 5-16, in an equatorial circle, 1-1.5 as long as the diameter of the cleistothecium. They are acicular, abruptly and strongly swollen at their base.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, balsamifera, x berolinensis, x canadensis, x canescens, carolinensis, nigra, tremula; Salix alba, babylonica, caprea, cinerea, triandra.


Braun & Cook (2012a), Bresinsky (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Leyseb (2017a).

Last modified 2.xii.2021