Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophyllum centranthi-rubri

Endophyllum centranthi-rubri Poiret, 1902

on Centranthus

Centranthus ruber infected by Endophyllum centranthi-rubri

Centranthus ruber, Engeland, South Devon, VC3: infected plant – the fungus clearly is systemic; © Malcolm Storey, Bioimages

Endophyllum centranthi-rubri aecia on Centranthus ruber

underside of the leaf

Endophyllum centranthi-rubri aecia on Centranthus ruber


Endophyllum centranthi-rubri aeciospores



Fungi of the genus Endophyllum do not have the usual four sporetypes, but only spermogonia and aecia. The spermogonia are small, yellow, lying scattered among the aecia. The hypophyllous, numerous aecia are small globules, for a large part sunken into the leaf tissue, once mature opening cup-like.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Centranthus angustifolius, calcitrapae, ruber.


Brandenburger (1985a: 594), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Wilson & Henderson (1966a).

Last modified 20.xi.2022