Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Macalpinomyces spermophorus

Macalpinomyces spermophorus (Berkeley & Curtis) Vánky, 2003

on Eragrostis


fruits modified in 1-2 mm large, green, pyriform bodies, concealed by the glues; at maturity most drop to the ground. They contain a brown, powdery mass of spores.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Eragrostis cilianensis, minor, pilosa.


Ustilago spermophora Berkeley & Curtis, 1867; Sphacelotheca spermophora (Berkeley & Curtis) Moesz, 1920.


Brandenburger (1985a: 834), Klenke & Schollet (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Kruse, Thiel, Beenken ao (2018d), Scheuer & Bechter (2012a), Scholz & Scholz (2013a), Tomasi (2012a), Vanky (1994a).

Last modified 15.xii.2022