Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Doassansia epilobii

Doassansia epilobii Farlow, 1883

on Epilobium


numerous, initially pale yellow, finally brown, up to 6 mm large leaf spots, with bark brown spore balls discernable as minute dark spots. A spore ball consists of a central mass of spores, surrounded by 1-3 layers of small, thick-walled, flattened sterile cells.

host plants

Onagraceae, monophagous

Epilobium alpestre, alsinifolium, palustre.


Begerow, Bauer & Oberwinker (2001a), Brandenburger (1985a: 413), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Thiel, Klenke, Kruse, ao (2023a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 8.ix.2023