Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Orphanomyces vankyi

Orphanomyces vankyi Saville, 1974

on Carex


sori on the upper side of very young leaves, initially as a gelatinous mass in the still folded leaf; here the spore balls become differentiated and a black crust is formed on the leaf. The fungus is systemic, infected plants do not flower. Spores united in balls of 5-60 or more.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Carex acutiformis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 870), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 18.xii.2022