Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Anthracocystis polliniae

Anthracocystis polliniae (Magnus) McTaggert & Shivas, 2012

on Andropogon


ovaries are transformed in a yellowish brown cylindrical body, 7-10 x 1-1.5 mm; eventually the wall splits and releases a brownish black, powdery-granular mass of spore balls. Each spore ball consists of a variable number of spores.


Poaceae, monophagous

Andropogon distachyos.


Sorosporium icosiense Maire, 1917; Sorisporium polliniae Magnus, 1900; Sporisorium polliniae (Magnus, 1900) Vánky, 1983.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 841), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Llorens i Villagrasa (1984a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 15.xii.2022