Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Monilinia fructigena

Monilinia fructigena Honey, 1945

brown rot

on Malus

Monilinia fructigena: Monilia conidial state on fallen apple

Malus domestica, Bergen NH

Monilinia fructigena: anamorph on Pyrus communis

Pyrus communis, Leuth © Arnold Grosscurt


The teleomorph makes pale yellow stalked cups on mummified overwintered fruits. The anamorph forms a down on dying tissues; the conidia in long chains, 9-15 x 12-34 µm.

host plants


Corylus; Crataegus; Cydonia; Malus domestica; Mespilus; Prunus; Pyrus communis.


Monilia fructigena (Persoon) Persoon, 1801.


See under Rhynchites bacchus and Tatianaerhynchites aequatus about a possible symbiotic relationship with this beetle.


Brandenburger (1985a: 270), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Unamuno (1943a).

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