Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thecaphora oxalidis

Thecaphora oxalidis (Ellis & Tracy) Lutz, Bauer & Piątek, 2008

on Oxalis

Thecaphora oxalidis on Oxalis stricta

Oxalis stricta, Belgium, prov. Limbourg, Koersel, 22.vii.2019 © Carina Van Steenwinkel: at left an infected fruit, at right a healthy young fruit

Thecaphora oxalidis on Oxalis stricta

infected fruit

Thecaphora oxalidis on Oxalis stricta

infected fruit, final stage

Thecaphora oxalidis galled fruit of Oxalis stricta


Thecaphora oxalidis  spores


Thecaphora oxalidis: spores



the contents of the capsules is transformed into a ochraceous or reddish-brown powdery mass of spores.

host plants

Oxalidaceae, monophagous

Oxalis fontana, stricta.

Not on O. corniculata (Klenke & Scholler).


Ustilago oxalidis Ellis & Tracy, 1890; Kochmania oxalidis (Ellis & Tracy) Piątek, 2005.


Beenken & Senn-Irlet (2016a), Braun (1985a: 327), Buhr (1965a), Dietrich (2013a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Jage, Kruse, Kummer ao (2013a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Kummer, Shivas & Thines (2018b), Mułenko, Piątek, Wołczańska ao (2010a), Piątek (2005a), Negrean & Anastasiu (2006a) Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a, Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky, Lutz & Bauer (2008b).

Last modified 10.x.2022