Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podosphaera drabae

Podosphaera drabae (Juel) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Brassicaceae


mycelium amphigenous, often also on stems an then forming a persistent white film. Conidia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia with a single ascus, containing usually eight spores. Appendages only 2-6, sometimes lacking, sub-equatorial, shorter than the diameter, myceloid, flaccid, septate, mostly unbranched.

host plants

Brassicaceae, oligophagous

Arabis alpina & subsp. caucasica, nova, planisiliqua; Aubrieta deltoidea; Braya purpurascens; Capsella bursa-pastoris, rubella; Descurainia sophioides; Draba alpina, cinerea, daurica, incana, nivalis, norvegica, sibirica; Parrya nudicaulis; Schivereckia podolica; Pseudoturritis turritis.


Sphaerotheca drabae Juel, 1890.


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

Last modified 3.xii.2021