Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustanciosporium montagnei

Ustanciosporium montagnei (Tulasne) Piepenbring, Begerow & Oberwinker, 2000

on Rhynchospora


the anthers and ovaries are modified into a black mass of spores, still enclosed by the glumes. Spores 6-13 x 8-14 µm. The infection is systemic, infected plants are dwarfed.

host plants

Cyperaceae, monophagous

Rhynchospora alba, fusca, modesti-lucennoi.


Ustilago montagnei Tulasne, 1847; U. montagnei var. minor (Ling) Lindeberg, 1959.


Brandenburger (1985a: 863), Klenke (2002a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Lutz & Vánky (2009a), Riegler-Hager (2005a) Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Vánky (1994a, Vánky 2012a: 1133).

Last modified 26.vii.2023