Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracocystis contorta

Anthracocystis contorta (Griffiths) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

on Heteropogon


the inflorescence is transformed into an up to 3 cm long, fusiform mass of agglutinated, later ± powdery spore balls, at first partly concealed by the upper leaf sheath and a membrane. The spore balls consist of an loose aggregate of numerous spores.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Heteropogon contortus.


Sporisorium contortum (Griffiths) Vánky, 1991.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 843), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 16.xii.2022