Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis sternbergiae

Urocystis sternbergiae Moesz, 1920

on Sternbergia


lead-coloured swelling on the leaves and bulb scales, or disfigured and strongly swollen fruits are filled with a blackish brown powdery mass of spore balls. A spore ball consists of 1-3 spores, covered by a more or less complete layer of sterile cells.

host plants

Amaryllidaceae, monophagous

Sternbergia colchiciflora.


Brandenburger (1985a: 736), Buhr (1965a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 6.xii.2022