Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podosphaera fusca

Podosphaera fusca (Fries) Braun & Shishkoff, 2000

on Doronicum


mycelium on leaves and stems. Appressoria indistinct, sometimes ± nipple-shaped. Conidia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia with a single ascus, containing 6-8 spores. Appendages 4-14, most of them sub-equatorial, 0.5 – 6 x the diameter, myceloid, brown, flaccid, septate, mostly unbranched.

host plants

Asteraceae, monophagous

Doronicum austriacum, carpaticum, cataractorum, clusii, columnae, glaciale subsp. calcareum, grandiflorum, hungaricum, oblongifolium, orientale, pardalianches, plantagineum & subsp. atlanticum.


Sphaerotheca fusca (Fries) Blumer, 1933. Until about the year 2000 this species was by most conceived very broadly, encompassing parasites of a wide range of plant genera, even outside of the Asteraceae.


Ampelomyces quisqualis.


Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Blumer (1946a, 1967), Brandenburger (1985), Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Braun, Shishkoff & Takamatsu (2001a), Bresinsky (2016a), Czerniawska (2001a), Czerniawska, Madej, Adamska ao (2000a), Dynowska, Fiedorowicz & Kubiak (1999a), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Jage, Klenke & Kummer (2010a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Leysen (2017a), Mułenko, Sałata & Wołczańska (1995a), Negrean (1996a), Özaslan, Hüseyin & Erdogdu (2014a), Piątek (2004a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska & Michalski (2005a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Sucharzewska, Dynowska, Kubiak ao (2012b).

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