Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina carnea

Taphrina carnea Johanson, 1886

on Betula


leaf with several conspicuous, red or yellow, somewhat thickened bulges. At maturity the surface is lined with a layer of 30-90 µm high asci. The asci are placed directly on the leaf, without a base cell.

host plants

Betulaceae, monophagous

Betula pendula, pubescens.


Taphrina janus (Thomas) Giesenhagen, 1892; T. lata Palm, 1918; Exoascus janus Thomas, 1897.


Bataille (1936a), Brandenburger (1985a: 53), Buhr (1964b), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Dietrich (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1949a, 1956a)

Last modified 24.v.2019