Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orphanomyces arcticus

Orphanomyces arcticus (Rostrup) Saville, 1974

on Carex


sori as black stripes or crusts on young leaves; the fungus is systemic, infected plants do not flower. Spores not united in balls, their surface with a reticulate structure.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex brunnescens, canescens, davalliana, glareosa, halleriana, lachenalii, macloviana, maritima, stenophylla.


Ustilago arctica (Rostrup) Lindeberg, 1959.


Brandenburger (1985a: 870), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Tomasi (2012a, 2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022