Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sporisorium barcinonense

Sporisorium barcinonense (Riofrio) Vánky, 1988

on Hyparrhenia


seeds transformed into a dark brown semi-powdery mass, around a central columella. Initially the mass is covered by a greyish-brown membrane, moreover largely concealed by the glumes. The mass is a mix of spores and sterile cells. Spores 13-16 x 14-18 µm.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Hyparrhenia hirta.


Sphacelotheca barcinonensis Riofrio, 1923.


Almaraz (1998a), Brandenburger (1985a: 843), Vánky (1994a, 2003a).

Last modified 16.xii.2022