Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea arenariae

Anthracoidea arenariae (Sydow) Nannfeldt, 1977

on Carex

Anthracoidea arenariae on Carex arenaria

Carex arenaria, England, Vice County: Dorset, VC9 © Malcolm Storey, BioImages


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, globular, dusty, black body consisting of agglutinated spores. The spore walls are uneven in thickness, finely verruculose.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex arenaria, brizoides, colchica, leporina, praecox.

Boidol & Poelt additionally list Carex echinata.


Cintractia arenariae Sydow, 1924; C. lejoderma (Lagerheim) Ciferri, 1931 [correct: leioderma].; Anthracoidea leioderma (Lagerheim) Kochman & Majewski, 1973.

The name Cintractia baccata (Wallroth) Sydow 1924 is a nomen ambiguum that may refer to A. arenariae or caryophylleae (Vánky).


Almaraz (1998a), Boidol & Poelt (1963a), Brandenburger (1985a: 873), Buhr (164a), Chlebicki (2007a), Denchev, Martín, Kemler & Denchev (2021a), Doppelbaur & Doppelbaur (1973a), Haris (2019a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2016a), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse & Jage (2014a), Kummer (2009a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2003a), Tomasi (2014a [“baccata”].), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a, 2012a), Woods, Chater, Smith ao (2018a), Zwetko (1993a).

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