Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia melicae

Tilletia melicae Vánky, 2007

on Melica


sori as long black stripes over the leaf; when the epidermis ruptures a dark brown pulverulent foetid mass of spores is released. Spores single, 16-20 x 16-22 µm, wall with a reticulate sculpture. The fungus is systemic, infected plants generally do not flower.


Poaceae, monophagous

Melica transsilvanica.


Klenke & Scholler (2015a).

Last modified 26.vii.2018