Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podosphaera alpina

Podosphaera alpina (Blumer) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Saxifraga


mycelium amphigenous, also on other parts of the plant, white, later forming brown to almost black films or crusts. Conidia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia contain a single ascus with 6- spores. Appendages in variable numbers, sub-equatorial, 0.5-6 x the diameter; they are brown, septate, mostly unbranched.

host plants

Saxifragaceae, monophagous

Saxifraga oppositifolia, rotundifolia.


Sphaerotheca alpina Blumer, 1933.


Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Jage, Klenke & Kummer (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Leysen (2017a).

Last modified 2.xii.2021