Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago bulgarica

Ustilago bulgarica Bubák, 1910

on Sorghum


All fruits in the inflorescence modifies into a pear-shaped, up to 5 mm large gall., that initially is covered by a greyish-brown membrane. No columella. Spores 5-7 µm, finely spinulose, mixed with 10-18 µm long sterile cells.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Sorghum bicolor, halepense.


Questionable species, possibly a hybrid, known from but on locality (Bulgaria).


Bahçecioğlu, Kabaktepe & Yildiz (2006a), Kabaktepe & Akata (2019a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 19.xi.2021