Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia sesleriae

Tilletia sesleriae Juel, 1894

on Sesleria


long, brown, somewhat swollen striae between the leaf veins that eventually rupture, releasing a brown, ± powdery, fetid mass of spores. The spore wall is reticulate. The infection is systemic, infected plants generally do not flower.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Sesleria caerulea, rigida.


Ustilago sesleriae (Juel) Viennot-Bourgin, 1944.


Brandenburger (1985a: 776), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (975a), Vánky (1994a), Zogg (1983a).

Last modified 10.xii.2022