Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracocystis formosana

Anthracocystis formosana (Sawada) McTaggart & Shivas, 2012

on Panicum


the entire inflorescence and the upper part of the culm, together some 2-9 cm long, is transformed into a blackish brown granular-powdery mass of spore balls and filiform shreds. At first the mass is still covered by a whitish fungal membrane, and also partly enclosed by the leaf sheaths.


Poaceae, narrowly monophagous

Panicum repens.


Sporisorium formosanum (Sawada) Vánky, 1983.


Almaraz (1998a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 28.vii.2018