Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum duriaeanum

Microbotryum duriaeanum (Tulasne) Vánky, 1998

on Caryophyllaceae, Alsinoideae


the capsule looks almost normal, but its contents are transformed into a reddish-brown mass of spores. The spore wall is reticulate, the measure 11-15 x 12-16 µm The infection is systemic.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly oligophagous

Arenaria ciliata, graminea, obtusiflora & subsp. ciliaris, serpyllifolia; Cerastium arvense, brachypetalum & subsp. tenoreanum, diffusum, dubium, glomeratum, gracile, moesiacum, pumilum & subsp. glutinosum, semidecandrum; Moehringia pentandra, trinervia.


Ustilago duriaeana Tulasne, 1847; Haradaea duriaeana (Tulasne) Denchev & Shin, 2006; Ustilago ducellieri Maire, 1917.


Almaraz (1998a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 98, 100), Buhr (1964b) Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Legon (2006a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014)a), Vánky (1994a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a).

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