Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Protomycopsis leontodontis

Protomycopsis leontodontis Büren, 1922

on Leontodon, Scorzoneroides


roundish thickened spots at the underside of the leaf; also fusiform swellings of the midrib. They are witish and somewhat glassy at first, later almost dark brown; the surrounding leaf may turn red. Within the leaf tissue dark brown fungal spores are formed along the vascular bundles.

host plants

Asteraceae, narrowly oligophagous

Leontodon hispidus & subsp. hastilis; Scorzoneroides autumnalis.


Bacigálová (2004a), Bacigálová & Mułenko (2005a), Bacigálová, Mułenko & Wołczańska (2005a), Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 688), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Reddy & Kramer (1975a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 1.xii.2022