Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Tranzscheliella minima

Tranzscheliella minima (Arthur) Vánky, 2003

on Stipa


Culm at all sides with large blackish areas where spores are formed. These are reddish brown, smooth, and measure 4-5 x 5-5 µm. The infection is systemic.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Stipa capillata, dasyphylla, eriocaulis, pennata, pulcherrima.


Ustilago minima Arthur, 1885; U. valesiaca Schellenberg, 1911; Sphacelotheca valesiaca (Schellenberg).


Almaraz (1998a), Buhr (1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 24.v.2020