Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sporisorium cruentum

Sporisorium cruentum (Kühn) Vánky, 1985

on Sorghum


The axes in the inflorescences are contorted and malformed. The glumes often have turned dark green or purple. The ovaries are covered with bumps, that may merge into a thick pad. Spores solitary, yellowish brown, 5-10 µm, finely verruculose.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Sorghum bicolor, halepense.

According to Buhr als S. saccharatum.


Sphacelotheca cruenta.


Almaraz (1998a), Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Brandenburger (1985a: 846), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Kabaktepe & Akata (2019a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 16.xii.2022