Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis paridis

Urocystis paridis (Unger) von Thümen, 1881

on Paris


lead-cloloured, up to 2 cm wide, amphigenous leaf spots, and fusiform swelling at the stem; inside a black, more or less agglutinated or weakly powdery mass of spore balls. These consist of 1-30 spores, completely covered by a layer of smaller, sterile cells.

host plants

Melianthaceae, monophagous

Paris quadrifolia.


Ginanniella paridis (Unger) Ulbrich, 1940; Tuburcinia paridis (Unger) Vestregren, 1896.


Brandenburger (1985a: 725), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (1967a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 4.xii.2022