Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia laguri

Tilletia laguri Zhang, Lin & Den, 1995

on Lagurus


The ovary is filled with a reddish brown mass of spores that (when fresh) smells of old herring. Spores reticulate, 16-21 x 17-23 ┬Ám; between the spores also smaller, hyaline, sterile cell. The fungus is systemic, therefore all fruits in an inflorescence are galled.


Poaceae, monophagous

Lagurus ovatus.


Bao, Carris, Huang ao (2010a), Carris & Castlebury (2008a), Carris, Castlebury ao (2007a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

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