Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis ornithogali

Urocystis ornithogali Körnicke, 1877

on Ornithogalum


lead-coloured warts on and swellings in the leaves that upon rupturing release a black, granular-powdery mass of spore balls. A spore ball consists of 1-3 spores, completely wrapped in a layer of smaller sterile cells.

host plants

Asparagaceae, monophagous

Ornithogalum collinum, kurdicum, narbonense, oreoides, orthophyllum subsp. kochii, pyrenaicum, umbellatum.

Citted by Vánky (1994a) from Gagea bohemnica ;but that is not repeated by later authors, including Vánky.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 715), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Denčev (1991a), Denchev & Denchev (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a, 2012a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 18.iii.2024