Entyloma ficariae

F. von Thumen ex A. Fischer von Waldheim

SORI in leaves, under flat, round or angular spots, 1-5 mm diam, first white, later pale reddish-brown.



SPORES (s) subglobose, globose to ovoid, sometimes slightly irregular, subhyaline to pale yellowish-brown, 10-14.5 x 10.5-16.0(-20.0) µm


Wall smooth, two-layered, 1.0-2.5(-3.0) µm thick.

ANAMORPH. The anamorph of E. ficaria is Entylomella ficariae (Berk.) Hohnel. Entylomella ficariae produces filiform (thread-like), hyaline conidia (c).



PLANT HOST AND DISTRIBUTION. The specimen of E. ficariae presented here comes from Ranunculus ficaria L. growing in Szczecin (53º26'N, 14º35'E), north-western Poland.

According to Vanky (1994), E. ficariae affects different plant species of the genus Ranunculus occurring in Asia, North Africa, Europe, and probably in eastern North America, where R. ficaria was introduced.


Vanky K. 1994. European smut fungi. Gustav Fischer Verlag. Stuttgard-Jena-New York, 570 pp.