Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tilletia vulpiae

Tilletia vulpiae Magnus, 1899

on Vulpia

Tilletia vulpiae

Vulpia myuros, from Unamuno (1941b)


all ovaries are enlarged and malformed, dark reddish brown. The spores are roundish-oval, their surface is reticulate; when fresh the spore mass stinks like old herring.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Micropyrum tenellum; Vulpia bromoides, ciliata, myuros.


According to Vánky (2012a), Tilletia fusca Ellis & Everhart, 1887 is the valid name of this species, with both T. vulpiae and T. narduri Unamuno, 1933 its synonyms.


Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 770, 777). Denchev & Denchev (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Unamuno (1941b), Vánky (2012a).

Last modified 21.iii.2023