Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe baconii

Epichloe baconii White, 1993

on Agrostis

Epichloë baconii on Agrostis spec.

Agrostis spec., France, dép. Nord, Fresnes-sur-Escaut, @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Epichloe baconii on Agrostis spec.

Agrostis spec., Belgium, prov. Limburg, Diepenbeek, Nietelbroeken © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Epichloe baconii on Agrostis spec.

detail; the culm above the gall has been killed

Epichloe baconii : asci


Epichloe baconii : ascospores

the ascospores were unusually long: 25-40 µm


One or more internodes all round and mostly over their total length, wrapped in a while, later yellowish fungal mass (stroma). The internodes are hardly or not at all swollen. In the stroma slender asci. The spores are 20-30 µm long and are uniseptate.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Agrostis canina, capillaris, gigantea, stolonifera.

Also reported from Calamagrostis villosa


Buhr (1964a, [“typhina”]), Dietrich (2013a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Kruse (2019a), Moon (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rommelaars & Helleman (2010a), Schardl (2010a), Schardl & Leuchtmann (2004a), Spooner & Kemp (2005a).

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