Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Lophodermium pinastri

Lophodermium pinastri (Schrader) Chevallier, 1826

on Pinus


Needles with oval, black, partly eriment, up to 1.2 mm long ascocarps that open with a longitudinal slit. Asci 10-12 x 110-155 µm, 8 spores, 2 x 70-110 µm, covered by a gelatinous sheath. A striking character is the presence of a number of black transversal bands in the needles.

host plants

Pinaceae, monophagous

Pinus cembra, halepensis, mugo, pinaster, pinea, sylvestris.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 25), Minter, Staley & Millar (1978a), Negrean (1996a,b), Roldan Garrigós & Honrubia García (1992a), Săvulescu & Rayss (1935a), Unamuno (1942a).

Last modified 19.viii.2022