Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea melanostachyae

Anthracoidea melanostachyae Denchev & Denchev, 2011

on Carex


the contents of the ultimately rupturing utriculi is transformed into a hard, black body consisting of agglutinated spores; initially is is till covered by a silvery membrane, consisting of fungal tissue. The spores measure 11-18 x 14-20 µm long, their wall is verrucose, without the irregular protuberances that characterise A. angulata.


Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex melanostachya.


Denchev & Denchev (2011), Denchev, Denchev Karatygin & Vitek (2016a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 28.vii.2018