Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago tragica

Ustilago tragica Vánky, 1985

on Tragus


the entire inflorescence is changed into a blackish-brown powdery mass of spores. Initially the mass is covered by a thin greyish membrane. When the spores have been blown away only the disfigured inflorescence rachis remains.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Tragus racemosus.


Sphacelotheca tragi Săvulescu, 1951.


Brandenburger (1985a: 836), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Vánky (1994a).

Last modified 15.xii.2022