Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum intermedium

Microbotryum intermedium (Schröter) Vánky, 1998

on Scabiosa


the anthers are galled, filling the flowers with a powdery, brownish-violet mass of spores. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Scabiosa columbaria & subsp. balcanica, lucida, ochroleuca, triandra.


Ustilago intermedia Schröter, 1877; Bauhinus intermedius (Schröter) Denchev, 1997.


Blumer (1946a), Buhr (1965a), Brandenburger (1985a: 601), Ellis & Ellis (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Legon (2006a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014)a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 21.xi.2022