Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora leptideum

Thecaphora leptideum (Sydow) Zundel, 1937

on Chenopodium, Dysphania


the fungus is systemic, infected plants look decrepit and resemble withches’ brooms; (almost) all ovaries are infected. They still look rather normal, but contain a granular, cinnamon brown mass of spore balls, each consisting of numerous, firmly agglutinated spores.

host plants

Amaranthaceae, oligophagous

Chenopodium album, strictum; Dysphania ambrosioides.


Glomosporium leptideum (Sydow) Kochman, 1939.


Brandenburger (1985a: 121), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse, Kummer, Shivas & Thines (2018c), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

Last modified 1.ix.2019