Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis bulbocodii

Urocystis bulbocodii Vánky, 1975

on Colchicum


elongated, low, amphigenous pustular zones, initially lead-coloured until the epidermis ruptures and a black granular-powdery mass of spore balls is released. The spore balls consist of a group of 1-5 spores, for the most part surrounded by a layer of smaller, sterile cells.

host plants

Colchicaceae, narrowly monophagous

Colchicum bulbocodium (= Bulbocodium vernum).


Only difference with U. colchici is in the slightly larger number of spores in the spore balls.


Brandenburger (1985a: 706), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 2.xii.2022