Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum betonicae

Microbotryum betonicae (Beck) Bauer & Oberwinkler, 1997

on Salvia


the anthers are swollen and their pollen content is modified into a brownish- or blackish-violet mass of spores. De infection is systemic.

host plants

Laminaceae, monophagous

Stachys alopecuros, maritima, officinalis, recta.


Ustilago betonicae Beck, 1894.


Brandenburger (1985a: 541), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Schmid-Heckel (1985a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 13.xi.2022