Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola

Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola de Candolle, 1815

on Buxus

Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola on Buxus sempervirens

Buxus sempervirens, Belgium, prov. Namur, Yvoir © Jonas Mortelmans

Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola on Buxus sempervirens

underside, with pseudothecia

Sphaeria lichenoides var. buxicola on Buxus sempervirens

detail of underside

gall

Asci 8-10 x 50-70 µm, sporen 3-5 x 22-29 µm. The infested parts eventually dry and fall out; after that it looks like the plant has been grazed by an insect.

host plants

Buxaceae, monophagous

Buxus sempervirens.

synonyms

Mycosphaerella buxicola (de Candolle) Tomilin, 1970; M. limbalis (Persoon) von Arx, 1949; Phyllosticta limbalis Persoon, 1818.

references

Brandenburger (1985a: 370), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Melgarejo Nárdiz ao (2010a), Selçuk & Hüseyin (2000a).

Last modified 17.vii.2023