Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora cerastii

Thecaphora cerastii Lutz & Vánky, 2007

on Cerastium


the not-green parts of the flower are transformed into a brown, granular-powdery mass of spore balls, enclosed by the sepals. The spore balls consist of ten to some tens of verruculose spores that are firmly aggregated.

host plants

Caryophyllaceae, monophagous

Cerastium arvense.


Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky & Lutz (2007a).

Last modified 24.iii.2019