Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea heterospora

Anthracoidea heterospora (Lindeberg) Kukkonen, 1963

on Carex


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; initially it is covered by a silvery membrane, that later flakes off. The spores are 13-21 µm long, almost smooth.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex acuta, aquatilis, cespitosa, elata & subsp. omskiana, halophila, lyngbyei, nigra, paleacea, recta, salina, trinervis.

occasionally C. buxbaumii.


Brandenburger (1985a: 874), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Vánky (1994).

Last modified 19.xii.2022