Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis cortusae

Urocystis cortusae (Liro) Schwarzman, 1960

on Cortusa


The seeds in the capsule are transformed into a blackish brown mass of spora balls that are released when the ripe fruit opens at the tip. The spore balls are composed of 1-7 spores that are entirely or partly wrapped in a, sometimes locally double, layer of smaller sterile cells.


Primulaceae, monophagous

Cortusa matthioli.


Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 26.vii.2018