Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago davisii

Ustilago davisii Liro, 1924

on Glyceria


Sori form long, dark parallel striae over the leaves, sometimes also the sheaths and culm; they contain a blackish-brown, powdery mass of spores. Spores 7-10 x 8-12 µm, smooth. The fungus is systemic; infected plants usually do not flower.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Glyceria fluitans, maxima, notata.


the spores are appreciably larger than in the much more common U. filiformis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 763), Buhr (1964b), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 9.xii.2022