Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago phrygica

Ustilago phrygica Magnus, 1903

on Aegilops, Taeniatherum


The sori destroy almost the entire spike; at first they are lead-coloured and covered by the epidermis; eventually a blackish brown pulverulent spore mass is released.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Taeniatherum caput-medusae & subsp. crinitum.

Based on studies by Nielsen also on Aegilops cylindrica, tauschii, triuncialis.


Brandenburger (1985a: 793). Kabaktepe & Akata (2019a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Nielsen (1992a), Vánky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 11.xii.2022