Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Podosphaera lini

Podosphaera lini (Zvetkov) Braun & Takamatsu, 2000

on Linum


mycelium amphigenous, also on the stems and flowers, ultimately a brownish persistent felt. Appressoria scarce, nipple-shaped. Conidia formed in chains, with fibrosin bodies. Cleistothecia gregarious, with a single ascus, containing 6-8 spores. Appendages not numerous, sub-equatorial, relatively short; myceloid, brown, flaccid, weakly septate, simple.

host plants

Linaceae, monophagous

Linum ? catharticum, usitatissimum.


Sphaerotheca lini Zvetkov, 1970.


Braun (1995a), Braun & Cook (2012a), Czerniawska (2001a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Leysen (2017a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska & Michalski (2005a).

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