Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea karii

Anthracoidea karii (Liro) Nannfeldt, 1977

on Carex


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body, 1-2 mm in size consisting of agglutinated spores; initially it is covered by a silvery membrane, that later flakes off. The spores are 13-22 µm long, their wall is very finely verruculose.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex brunnescens, canescens, davalliana, dioica, disperma, echinata, glareosa, heleonastes, lachenalii, lapponica, loliacea, maritima, parallela, tenuiflora, ursina.

Mainly brunnescens, dioica, echinata, lachenalii, parallela.


Cintractia karii Liro, 1934; Anthracoidea caricis-dioicae (Lehtola) zambettakis, 1978


Boidol & Poelt (1963a), Brandenburger (1985a: 874), Buhr (1964b), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Piątek (2005a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Vánky (1994a, 2012a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022