Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia sphaerococca

Tilletia sphaerococca Fischer von Waldheim, 1867

on Agrostis


The ovaries are swollen, galled, and filled with a stinking mass of brown spores.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Agrostis canina, capillaris, castellana, rupestris, schraderiana, stolonifera.

Almaraz mentions also Aira praecox as a host plant.

Listed by Tomasi (2014a) from Apera spica-venti; probably confusion with Tilletia separata.


Tilletia decipiens (Persoon) Körnicke, 1877.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Bao, Carris, Huang ao (2010a), Boyd, Carris & Gray (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 802), Buhr (1964b), Carris, Castlebury, Huang ao (2007a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Mayor (1967a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Butterfill (1999a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a), Zogg (1983a).

Last modified 12.xii.2022