Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Peronospora aestivalis

Peronospora aestivalis Sydow, 1923

on Medicago

Peronospora aestivalis on Medicago sativa

Medicago sativa, Belgium, prov. Flemish Brabant, Wespelaar © Carina Van Steenwinkel

Peronospora aestivalis on Medicago sativa

same leaf, underside

Peronospora aestivalis: conidiophore


Peronospora aestivalis: conidiophore

ultimate branches

Peronospora aestivalis: conidia



development of the plant disturbed; upperside of the leaf with yellow spots. Underside there with a brownish purple down of 0.5 mm high erect conidiophores that apically several times are dichotomously branching, each branch ending in a conidium of 9-27 x 16-37 µm with a verrucose to smooth surface.

host plants

Fabaceae, monophagous

Medicago falcata, intertexta subsp. ciliaris, littoralis, polymorpha, sativa, truncatula, x varia.


Brandenburger (1985a), Buhr (1964b), Chater, Woods, Stringer, ao (2020a), Cunnington (2008a), Doppelbaur, Huber & Poelt (1965a), García-Blázquez, Constantinescu, Tellería & Martín (2007a), García-Blázquez, Göker, Voglmayr ao (2008a), Göker, García-Blázquez, Voglmayr ao (2009a), Göker, Voglmayr, Riethmüller ao (2003a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2017a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Müller & Kokeš (2008a), Negrean (1996b), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Riethmüller, Voglmayr, Göker, Weiß & Oberwinkler (2002a), Ruszkiewicz-Michalska (2006a), Sävulescu (1948a), Voglmayr (2003a).

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