Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protomyces cirsii-oleracei

Protomyces cirsii-oleracei Buhr, 1935

on Cirsium


2-12 mm long, vaguely demarcated, fusiform swelling at the underside of the main veins. The galled tissue is somewhat glassy, yellowish to light green. Within the plant tissue fungal spores are formed.


Asteraceae, narrowly monophagous

Cirsium ? appendiculatum, oleraceum.


Bacigálová, Mułenko & Wołczańska (2008a), Bacigálová, Piątek & Wołkowycki (2005a), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Tomasi (2014a).

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