Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea caricis

Anthracoidea caricis (Persoon) Brefeld 1896

on Carex

Anthracoidea caricis

Carex “soulici”, from Unamuno (1941a): galled utriculus and spoores


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; its surface is powdery.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex curvula, fritschii, fuliginosa, halleriana, montana, pilulifera, subspathacea.

Carex soulici Sennen, mentioned as a Spanish host species by Unamuno is unknown to the Plant List (2017) and the Euro+Med PlantBase (2017).


Cintractia caricis (Persoon) Magnus, 1896; C. urceolarum (de Candolle) Ciferri, 1931.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Blumer (1946a), Boidol & Poelt (1963a), Brandenburger (1985a: 874), Buhr (1964b), Jage, Scholler & Klenke (2010a), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Maire (1943a), Mayor (10967a, 1971a, 1875a), Mułenko, Sałata & Wołczańska (1995a), Navarro, Honrubia & Torres (1986a), Riegler-Hager (2005a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Unamuno (1941a), Vanderweyen & Fraiture (2014a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a), Wołczańska, Cwener & Wójciak (2016a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022