Moesziomyces Vánky

Type

Moesziomyces bullatus (J. Schröt.) Vánky on Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.

Synonyms

Tolypoderma Thirum. & O'Brien
Tolyposporidium Thirum. & Neerg.

Description

Sori in ovaries, without a columella.

Spores in many-spored balls, rather firmly agglutinated and mixed with sterile cells.

Sterile cells thin-walled, rupturing when the spores are separated and appearing as irregular meshes or wings attached to the spore surface.

Spore germination of Ustilago-type.

Host-parasite interaction by intracellular hyphae coated by an electron-opaque matrix.

Septa poreless at maturity.

Species in Australia
 
Moesziomyces bullatus