Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia catapodii

Tilletia catapodii Scholz & Vánky, 2001

on Catapodium


all ovaries in an inflorescence are modified in a ± 1 mm large mass of spores. Initially it is covered by a brown membrane that later ruptures releasing the spore dust. Fresh spores smell of old herring; they have a reticiculate surface structure and measure 19-22 x 20-25 µm.


Poaceae, monophagous

Catapodium rigidum


Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 24.vii.2018