Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Endophyllum valerianae-tuberosae

Endophyllum valerianae-tuberosae Maire, 1900

on Valeriana


Fungi of the genus Endophyllum do not have the usual four spore types, but only spermogonia and aecia. Most of the spermogonia are epiphyllous. The generally hypophyllous, numerous aecia are small globules, for a large part sunken into the leaf tissue, once mature opening cup-like.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, narrowly monophagous

Valeriana tuberosa.


Brandenburger (1985a: 595), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Gäumann (1959a), González-Fragoso (1925a).

Last modified 20.xi.2022