Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Stegocintractia luzulae

Stegocintractia luzulae (Saccardo) Piepenbring, Begerow & Oberwinkler, 1999

on Luzula


the capsule is transformed into a naked, black, initially agglutinated, later ± powdery mass of spores. Spores dark reddish brown, 19-24 x 20-30 µm. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Juncaceae, monophagous

Luzula campestris, forsteri, luzulina, luzuloides, multiflora & subsp. frigida, nivea, pilosa, spicata, sudetica, sylvatica & subsp. sieberi, wahlenbergii.


Ustilago luzulae Saccardo, 1873, Cintractia luzulae (Saccardo) Clinton, 1902.


Blumer (1946a), Brandenburger (1985a: 747), Buhr (1964b), Denchev, Knudsen & Denchev (2020a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Mayor (1967a, 1975a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Tomasi (2012a), Vánky (1994a), Riegler-Hager (2005a), Zwetko (1993a).

Last modified 26.vii.2023