Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis fischeri

Urocystis fischeri Körnicke, 1879

on Carex

Urocystis fischeri on Carex rostrata

Carex rostrata, Germany, Bavaria, Berchtesgaden National Park © julia Kruse, from Smith & Lutz (2013a)


lead-coloured stripes on the leaves, more rarely the culms, that eventually rupture, releasing a dark brown powdery mass of spore balls. A spore ball consists of 1-3(4) spores, entirely wrapped in a mantle of smaller sterile cells.

host plants

Cyperaceae, broadly monophagous

Carex acuta, acutiformis, arenaria, atherodes, atrata, bigelowii & subsp. dacica, capillaris, caryophyllea, demissa, ericetorum, flacca, halleriana, hirta, humilis, lasiocarpa, leporina, lyngbyei, muricata, nigra, norvegica, pallescens, panicea, paniculata, pulicaris, rostrata, salina, subspathacea, vesicaria.


Urocystis rigida (Liro) Zundel, 1953.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Almaraz (1998a), Blumer (1946a), Buhr (1964b), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Smith & Lutz (2013a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a).

Last modified 20.vii.2019