Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia brachypodii-ramosi

Tilletia brachypodii-ramosi Zogg, 1967

on Brachypodium


long, swollen, brown striae on the leaves, covered by the epidermis; when this splits open a blackish-brown, fetid, powdery mass of spores is released. The spores measure 18-23 µm; their surface is deeply reticulate, while the top of the ridges is acute (contrary to T. olida, that may occur on the same host).

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Brachypodium retusum.


Brandenburger (1985a: 749), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a), Vánky (1994a), Zogg (1983a).

Last modified 7.xii.2022