Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sclerospora graminicola

Sclerospora graminicola (Saccardo) Schröter, 1886

on Poaceae


Infested leaves remain rolled in, they are sometimes strongly thickened, brittle, pale at first, finally dark brown. Under humid condition temporarily a white thin fungal down appears, consisting of vertical, terminally several times branching conidiophores. Plants abnormally bushy. When they desintegrate the brown, naked, 30-55 µm large oospores are released.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis stolonifera; Digitaria sanguinalis; Echinochloa crus-galli; Elymus caninus; Panicum miliaceum; Poa nemoralis; Setaria adhaerens, italica, pumila, viridis; Sorghum bicolor.


Buhr (1964a, 1965a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Doppelbaur, Huber & Poelt (1965a), Göker, Voglmayr, Riethmüller ao (2003a), Jage, Klenke, Kruse ao (2017a), Klenke & Scholler (2015a), Kozłowska, Mułenko & Heluta (2015a), Kruse (2019a), Müller & Kokeš (2008a), Roskam (2019a), Tomasi (2014a).

Last modified 12.x.2019