Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia cerebrina

Tilletia cerebrina Elis & Everhard, 1887

on Aira, Deschampsia


The ovaries are swollen and filled with a blackish stinking mass of spores. Spore wall with a labyrinth sculpture.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Aira caryophyllea, praecox; Deschampsia cespitosa, media.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 813), Buhr (1964b), Denchev, Knudsen & Denchev (2020a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Zogg (1983a).

Last modified 6.iv.2023