Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea echinospora

Anthracoidea echinospora (Lehtola) Kukkonen, 1963

on Carex


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; for a long time it is covered by a silvery membrane. The spores are 14-21 µm long, echinate.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta, aquatilis, elata, hirta, nigra, paleacea, ? recta, trinervis.

Listed by Tomasi (2014a) also from C. filiformis (“tomentosa”).


Cintractia echinospora (Lehtola, 1940).


Brandenburger (1985a: 874), Buhr (1964b), Chlebicki (2007a), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Melzer, Pittoni, Poelt & Scheuer (1984a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a) Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022