Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Microbotryum scabiosae

Microbotryum scabiosae (Sowerby) Deml & Prillinger 1991

on Knautia


the anthers are transformed into a pale ochraceous powdery mass of spores. Spores 8-11 µm. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Knautia arvensis, dipsacifolia, drymeia, longifolia, pancicii.


Bauhinus scabiosae (Sowerby) Moore, 1992; Ustilago scabiosae (Sowerby) Deml & Prillinger, 1991.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 600), Buhr (1964b), Jage, Klenke, Kruse oo (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Kruse (2019a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholler, Reinhard & Schubert (1996a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Legon (2006a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 21.xi.2022