Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Antherospora vaillantii

Antherospora vaillantii (Tulasne) Bauer, Lutz, Begerow, Piątek & Vánky 2008

on Asparagaceae


the anthers are modified in an olive brown powdery mass of spores. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Asparagaceae, oligophagous

Albuca; Leopoldia comosa, tenuiflora; Muscari armeniacum, neglectum, racemosum; Ornithogalum pyrenaicum; Scilla bifolia, bithynica, monophyllos, rosenii, siberica. verna.


Ustilago vaillantii Tulasne, 1847; U. tourneuxii (Fischer von Waldheim) Maire, 1931.


A. vaillantii actually parasitizes exclusively on Leopoldia. References to other Asparagaceae listed above concern a complex of still to be described species (Piątek, Lutz & Chater, 2013a): “A. vaillantii s.l.”.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Bacigálová, Hrivnák, Kochjarová ao (2005), Bauer, Lutz, Begerow ao (2008a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 714), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Ivić, Sever, Scheuer & Lutz (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Thiel, Klenke, ao (2022a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Negrean & Denchev (2000a), Piątek, Lutz & Chater (2013a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Savchenko, Heluta, Wasser & Nevo (2011a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Thiel, Klenke, Kruse, ao (2023a), Tomasi (2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Zwetko (1993a).

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