Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podosphaera astragali

Podosphaera astragali (Junell) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Astragalus, Hedysarum


mycelium amphigenous, often also on stems. Appressoria nipple-shaped. Conia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia with a single ascus, containing usually eight spores. Appendages numerous, sub-equatorial, 0.5-5 x the diameter, mycelioid, brown, flaccid, septate, mostly unbranched.

host plants

Fabaceae, oligophagous

Astragalus alpinus & subsp. alaskanus, arenarius, danicus, frigidus, glycyphyllos, norvegicus; Hedysarum hedysaroides.


Sphaerotheca astragali Junell, 1966.


Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Leysen (2017a).

Last modified 3.xii.2021