Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sclerotinia caricis-ampullacea

Sclerotinia caricis-ampullacea Nyberg, 1933

on Carex


2-4 mm long dark spots in the culm, usually in two rows, that spit open at at maturity. Then 3-4 ┬Ám sized, hyaline to light brown conidia are released. Later fusiform, black sclerotia are formed, up to 1.5 cm, from which a few long-stalked apothecia originate.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex aquatilis, rostrata.


Myriosclerotinia caricis-ampullacea (Nyberg) Buchwald, 1947.


Brandenburger (1985a: 867), Schumacher & Kohn (1985a).

Last modified 20.xii.2022