Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Urocystis ulei

Urocystis ulei Magnus, 1878

on Festuca, s.l.


Elongate narrow blisters between the nerves of the leaf. The brownish black spore balls that are released here consist of several spores, wrapped in a layer of smaller sterile cells.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Festuca arenaria, heterophylla, jeanpertii, ovina, rubra, valesiaca & subsp. parviflora; Patzkea paniculata; Schedonorus arundinaceus, giganteus, pratensis.


Urocystis macrospora Desmazières, 1851.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 761), Buhr (1964b), Denchev & Denchev (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a, Kruse & Jage (2014a), Lotze-Engelhard (2010a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Spooner & Leon (2006a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Tóth (1994a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 21.iii.2023