Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracoidea turfosa

Anthracoidea turfosa (Sydow) 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 17-27 µm long.

host plants

Cyperaceae, narrowly monophagous

Carex davalliana, dioica, heleonastes, parallela.


Cintractia turfosa Sydow, 1924.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 877), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Scholler, Schnittler & Piepenbring (2003a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 19.xii.2022