Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis corsica

Urocystis corsica (Mayor & Terrier) Vánky, 1982

on Stipa


lead-coloured striae between the veins, often so numerous that the entire leaf is occupied; when they rupture a black granular-powdery mass of spore balls is released. The spore balls consist of 6-15 spores, covered by a continuous layer of sterile cells.


Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Stipa capensis.


Sporisorium corsicum Mayor & Terrier, 1959; Urocystis fraseri: Beltran Tejera 1976.


Almaraz (1998a), Beltran Tejera (1976a), Brandenburger (1985a: 832), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 14.xii.2022