Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Taphrina polyspora

Taphrina polyspora (Sorokīn) Johanson, 1886

on Acer

Taphrina polyspora

asci (from Mix, 1949a)


leaves with yellowish to reddish brown spots, up to cm wide, sometimes somewhat swollen. At the upper side a grey layer of asci forms. The infested leaf parts finally turn black and die off. Asci 8-23 x 26-60 µm, no foot cell.

host plants

Sapindaceae, narrowly monophagous

Acer sempervirens, tataricum.


Bataille (1936a), Brandenburger (1985a: 359), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mix (1949a), Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 17.x.2022