Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stegocintractia hyperborea

Stegocintractia hyperborea (Blytt) Piepenbring, 2000

on Luzula


the capsule is transformed into a black,y agglutinated, 1-1.5 mm large mass of spores. Spores dark reddish brown, 14-19 x 18-22 µm. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula arcuata, confusa, nivalis.


Ustilago hyperborea Blytt, 1896; Cintractia hyperborea (Blytt) Liro, 1935.


Brandenburger (1985a” 747), Buhr (1964b), Denchev, Knudsen & Denchev (2020a), Vánky (1994a), Riegler-Hager (2005a).

Last modified 6.iv.2023