Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora alsinearum

Thecaphora alsinearum (Ciferri) Vánky & Lutz, 2007

on Stellaria


the entire, strongly contracted, inflorescence is modified into a powdery, pale yellowish-brown mass of spore balls. Because it remains enclosed by the lower bracts the whole looks like a swollen terminal bud. The spore balls, that very easily disintegrate, consist of some tens of verrucose spores.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stellaria holostea, media.


Sorosporium alsinearum Ciferri, 1928


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Lutz (2007a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

Last modified 24.iii.2019