Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia vankyi

Tilletia vankyi Carris & Castlebury, 2007

on Festuca, Lolium


The fruit, enclosed in a pericarp and the glumes, is greyish brown in colour, and filled with a stinking mass of spores. The spores are ± globular, 16-22 x 18-30 µm, their wall is covered by a mesh structure and a thin layer of mucus.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Festuca heteromalla, rubra; Lolium multiflorum, perenne.


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

Last modified 25.iii.2019