Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Ustilago turcomanica

Ustilago turcomanica Tranzschel, 1910

on Eremopyrum


ovaries are modified into a dark brown mass of spores; the fungus is systemic, all flowers in a spike, and usually all spikes of a plant, are infected.

host plants

Poaceae, monophagous

Eremopyrum distans, orientale.

To be expected on E. triticeum.


Brandenburger (1985a: 783), Savchenko & Heluta (2012a), Vanky (1994a), Vánky & Abbasi (2013a).

Last modified 10.xii.2022