Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea liroi

Anthracoidea liroi (Lehtola) Nannfeldt, 1965

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 19-24 µm long, indistinctly verruculose.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex aquatilis, cespitosa, elata, lingbyei, nigra, salina, subspathacea.


Brandenburger (1985a: 876), Hagen (1941a [“Cintractia caricis”]), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022