Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Rhizina undulata

Rhizina undulata Fries, 1815

doughnut fungus, pine firefungus

on conifers


Macro fungus, parasitising the roots, mainly of seedlings after a fire. Fruiting body lobed, brown, margin lighter, several cm. Asci 10-40 x 35-450 µm; spores 8-11 x 24-40 µm.

host plants

Pinaceae, polyphagous

Abies; Larix; Picea; Pinus; Pseudotsuga; Thuja.

Ook Castanea (Brandenburger)


Brandenburger (1985a: 12).

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