Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina filicina

Taphrina filicina Rostrup, 1887

on Dryopteris, Phegopteris


parts of the leaf are thickened and curled, also small fleshy swelings do occur. On the surface of upper- and underside asci of 6-10 x 18×46 µm, without a basal cell standing on the epidermis.

host plants

Dryopteridaceae, Thelypteridaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Dryopteris carthusiana, dilatata; Phegopteris connectilis.


Exoascus filicinus (Rostrup) Saccaro, 1889.


Bacigálová, Mułenko & Wołczańska (2005a), Bataille (1936a), Brandenburger (1985a: 6), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1949), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

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