Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophyllum sempervivi

Endophyllum sempervivi (Albertini & Schweinitz) de Bary, 1863

on Sempervivum

Endophyllum sempervivi galls

Sempervivum tectorum, Belgium, prov. Liège, Ferrières, 20.iv.2012 © Jean-Yves Baugnée

Endophyllum sempervivi aecia

detail with telia (here as small pits)

Endophyllum sempervivi galling Sempervivum spec.

Sempervivum spec., Italy, Aosta, vii.2013 © Ben van As

Endophyllum cf sempervivi on Aeonium spec.

Aeonium spec., Canary IsLlands, Tenerife, RN Teno, 9.ii.2020 © Sébastien Carbonelle

Endophyllum cf sempervivi on Aeonium spec.



Endophyllum species have but two spore stages: spermogonia and aecia. The spermogonia are largely sunken into the leaf tissue, only protruding as small, brown cones. Infested leaves often are strongly elongated.

host plants

Crassulaceae, oligophagous

Echeveria; Jovibarba globifera & subsp. arenaria + hirta; Sempervivum arachnoideum, calcareum, montanum, tectorum, wulfenii.

As demonstrated by the pictures above, this, or a closely related, species also occurs on Aeonium.


Can destroy the plant. Only the leaves that have been formed in early summer are affected. Diseased leaves are highly attractive to aphids.


Bahcecioglu & Kabaktepe (2012a), Bellmann (2012a), Blumer (1946a), Buhr (1965a), Coulianos & Holmåsen (1991a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a), Henderson (2000a, 2004a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Ljaljević Grbić, Lakušić, Stupar & Vukojević (2016a), Llorens i Villagrasa (1984a), Maier, Wingfield, Mennicken & Wingfield (2007a), Poelt & Zwetko (1997a), Preece & Hick (1994a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Termorshuizen & Swertz (2011a), Unamuno (1941a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2008a), Zwetko (2000a).

Last modified 21.xi.2021