Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracocystis cenchri

Anthracocystis cenchri (Lagerheim) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

on Cenchrus


the entire inflorescence is transformed into a dark brown granular-powdery mass of spore balls and threadlike remnants of vascular bundles. Initially the whole is still covered by the leaf sheath and by a membrane of fungal material, that later flakes off. The 40-80 µm long spore balls, consisting of a large number of spores, easily desintegrate.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Cenchrus ciliaris, longispinus, spinifex.


Sporosorium cenchri (Lagerheim) Vánky, 1985.


Beltran Tejera (1976a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Savchenko, Heluta & Umanets (2010a), Vánky (1994a, 2012a).

Last modified 8.xi.2021