Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe clarkii

Epichloe clarkii White, 1993

on Holcus

Epichloe clarkii on Holcus mollis

Holcus mollis, France, dép. Nord, Fresnes-sur-Escaut, @ Sébastien Carbonelle

Epichloe clarkii on Holcus lanatus

Holcus lanatus, Belgium, prov. Liège, Prion © Sébastien Carbonnelle


One or more internodes all round and mostly aver 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 3-55 µm long, lanceolate, and 3-6-septate.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Holcus lanatus, mollis.


Clay & Brown (1997a), Kruse (2019a), Moon (1999a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Rommelaars & Helleman (2010a), Schardl (2010a), Schardl & Leuchtmann (2004a), Spooner & Kemp (2005a).

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