Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina epiphylla

Taphrina epiphylla (Sadebeck) Saccardo, 1889

on Alnus


witches’ brooms. The fungus forms its asci mostly at the underside of the leaves, that turn yellow and soon drop. Asci 8-23 x 23-63 µm, spores ø 4-7 µm.

host plants

Betulaceae, narrowly monophagous

Alnus incana.

Very rarely also A. glutinosa, glutinosa x incana.


Taphrina borealis Johanson, 1886.


Bacigálová, Lopandic, Rodrigues ao (2003a), Bacigálová, Mułenko & Wołczańska (2005a), Bataille (1936a), Brandenburger (1985a: 49), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1949a, 1956a), Petrýdesová, Kučera, Bacigálová, ao (2016a), Sadebeck (1890a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 20.viii.2022