Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epichloe poae

Epichloe poae Tadych, Ambrose, Belanger & White, 2012

on Lolium, Poa


One or more internodes all round and mostly over their total length, wrapped in a while, later yellowish fungal mass (stroma). In the stroma slender asci.


Poaceae, oligophagous

Lolium canariense; Poa nemoralis, pratensis.

Outside of Europa also observed on Bromus and Festuca.


The rather wide oligophagy of this species is unusual.


Tadych, Ambrose, Bergen ao (2012a).

Last modified 6.iv.2023