Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melanotaenium hypogaeum

Melanotaenium hypogaeum (Tulasne) Schellenberg, 1911

on Kickxia


up to 1 x 3 large, dark, hard swelling at the base of the stem or the upper part of the roots. At maturity cracks develop, revealing a black mass of agglutinated spores.

host plants


Kickxia elatine, spuria.


Ainsworth & Sampson (1950a), Brandenburger (1985a: 566), Buhr (1964b), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Tomasi (2014a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 16.xi.2022