Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Botrytis anthophila

Botrytis anthophila Bondartsev, 1913

on Trifolium


ovary disfigured, swollen, may be covered by conidia; flower otherwise not modified. Conidia 4-5 x 11-16 µm. The fungus is systemic.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Trifolium pratense.


several authors, including Buhr, have taken this fungus as the anamorph of Thecaphora deformans. This assumption is rejected by Vánky and is not supported either by the Index Fungorum (2014).


randenburger (1985a: 320), Buhr (1965a), Vánky (1994a).

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