Articles by Taxonomic Group

Aizoago, a new genus, and two new species of smut fungi (Ustilaginales) on Tetragonia(Aizoaceae) in Australia

Kálmán Vánky & Roger G. Shivas
Mycobiota 1: 1-7 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.01
Published online: 2013-01-11
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A new genus of smut fungi, Aizoago, is described and illustrated, with two new species, A. tetragoniae on Tetragonia diptera and A. tetragonioides on T. tetragonioides (Aizoaceae), from Australia.

Aizoaceae, Aizoago tetragoniae, Aizoago tetragonioides, Australian biodiversity, taxonomy, Tetragonia, smut fungi

Eriocortex eriocauli, gen. et sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) from Australia

Kálmán Vánky, Roger G. Shivas, Matthew D. Barrett & Matthias Lutz
Mycobiota 1: 9-16 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.02
Published online: 2013-01-11
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A new genus, Eriocortex is proposed to accommodate a peculiar, new smut fungus, E. eriocauli, collected in Australia on Eriocaulon scullionii.

Basidiomycota, Eriocaulaceae, Eriocortex, Eriocortex eriocauli, molecular phylogenetics, plant pathogens, smut fungi, taxonomy

Emended description of Anomalomyces (Ustilaginales), including Anomalomyces yakirrae sp. nov. on Yakirra pauciflora (Poaceae) from Australia

Roger G. Shivas, Matthias Lutz, Alistair R. McTaggart & Kálmán Vánky
Mycobiota 1: 17-24 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.03
Published online: 2013-01-11
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An emended description of the genus Anomalomyces is given to accommodate a new species of smut fungus, Anomalomyces yakirrae, on Yakirra pauciflora (Poaceae) from Australia. The systematic placement of the fungus within the genus Anomalomyces is based on morphological characters and molecular data from two loci.

Anomalomyces panici, Basidiomycota, molecular phylogenetics, plant pathogens, smut fungi, taxonomy

Sporisorium emariae sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) on Sclerachne punctata (Poaceae)

Kálmán Vánky
Mycobiota 1: 57-61 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.06
Published online: 2013-01-11
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A new species of Sporisorium, S. emariae on Sclerachne punctata (Poaceae), is described and illustrated from Transcaucasia, Republic of Georgia.

Chionachninae, smut fungi, Sporisorium emariae, taxonomy

Erratomycetaceae, fam. nov., and validation of some names of smut fungi recently described from India

Cvetomir M. Denchev & Teodor T. Denchev
Mycobiota 1: 63-70 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.07
Published online: 2013-01-11
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A new family, Erratomycetaceae, is described as distinct from Tilletiaceae based on host specialization, morphological features of the sori and spores, and results of published molecular phylogenetic analyses. Eight invalidly published names of Indian smut fungi are discussed. Four of these are considered to apply to distinct species and their names are validated as Eballistra punensis, Anthracocystis kolhapurensis, Sporisorium mahabaleshwarense, and Sporisorium lohagadense. The remaining names are recognized as synonyms of validly published names. A new name, Anthracocystis guoae, is proposed to replace Sporisorium apludae-muticae L. Guo (non Anthracocystis apludae-muticae (A.R. Patil et al.) McTaggart & R.G. Shivas).

Eballistra, Erratomyces, Erratomycetaceae, India, Melanotaenium, smut fungi, Sporisorium, Tilletia

The genus Anthracoidea (Anthracoideaceae) in Japan and some adjacent regions

Teodor T. Denchev, Cvetomir M. Denchev, Muneo Michikawa & Makoto Kakishima
Mycobiota 2: 1-125 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.02.01
Published online: 2013-07-23
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This study endeavors to clarify the taxonomy of Anthracoidea species occurring in East Asia. Being a cosmopolitan genus, more widely distributed in temperate and subarctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Anthracoidea is insufficiently studied in East Asia, particularly in Japan and Korea. A comprehensive account of the species composition and distribution of the Anthracoidea species in Japan is presented herein. Further, information about the Anthracoidea species in the Kuriles, Sakhalin, and Korean Peninsula is also provided. Three new smut fungi are described and illustrated as follows: Anthracoidea caricis-grallatoriae on Carex grallatoria from Japan, Anthracoidea lanceolatae on Carex lanceolata from South Korea, and Anthracoidea pseudomichelii on Carex michelii from Central Europe. For Cintractia japonica on ‘Carex capillacea’, a new combination, Anthracoidea japonica, is proposed. Anthracoidea grallatoriae Vánky is a superfluous name and a synonym of A. japonica. The existence of the type specimen of Cintractia subglobosa S. Ito makes the lectotypification of C. subglobosa redundant. Similarly, a lectotype of Cintractia variabilis S. Ito is also made redundant. Based on a comparative morphological investigation, 20 Anthracoidea species were established in Japan, all of them on host plants of Carex. In addition to Anthracoidea caricis-grallatoriae, six other species, A. capillaris, A. humilis, A. irregularis, A. karii, A. michelii, and A. sempervirentis, are reported for the first time from Japan. Eight plant species are reported as new hosts of Anthracoidea species in Japan: Carex gmelinii with Anthracoidea buxbaumii; Carex foliosissima, C. mitrata, C. morrowii, C. nervata, and C. subebracteata with Anthracoidea caryophylleae; Carex fernaldiana and C. tenuinervis with Anthracoidea microsora. Ten fungus-host combinations, Anthracoidea capillaris on Carex tenuiformis, A. caryophylleae on Carex leucochlora, A. caryophylleae on Carex mitrata, A. caryophylleae on Carex foliosissima, A. caryophylleae on Carex morrowii, A. humilis on Carex lanceolata, A. karii on Carex omiana var. monticola, A. microsora on Carex fernaldiana, A. microsora on Carex tenuinervis, and A. sempervirentis on Carex makinoensis, are new for science. Additional distribution records are given for some Anthracoidea species hitherto known from Japan. The genus Anthracoidea is recorded for the first time from the Korean Peninsula, with three species from South Korea: A. caryophylleae on Carex leucochlora, A. lanceolatae on Carex lanceolata, and A. siderostictae on Carex siderosticta. Two species, Anthracoidea caryophylleae and A. variabilis, are reported for the first time from the Kuriles. Anthracoidea variabilis is a new species for Russia. Three species, Anthracoidea globularis, A. heterospora, and A. paniceae, are reported for the first time from Sakhalin. The study further found that four fungus-host combinations had been wrongly recorded in the literature, specifically, Carex cespitosa is not a host of Anthracoidea variabilis; Carex foliosissima and C. conica are not hosts of Anthracoidea microsora; and Carex tarumensis is not a host of Anthracoidea buxbaumii.

Anthracoidea, Anthracoideaceae, Carex, Japan, Korea, Kuriles, Sakhalin, smut fungi

Two new Entyloma species (Entylomatales, Ustilaginomycotina) from the USA

Teodor T. Denchev, Cvetomir M. Denchev & Roger G. Shivas
Mycobiota 3: 35-39 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.03.04
Published online: 2013-12-17
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Two new Entyloma species, E. castillejae on Castilleja (Orobanchaceae) and E. violae on Viola (Violaceae), are described and illustrated from the USA.

Castilleja, Entyloma, Orobanchaceae, smut fungi, taxonomy, USA, Viola

Some rare and interesting Conocybe found in Vyzhnytsia National Nature Park (Ukrainian Carpathians)

Mykola P. Prydiuk
Mycobiota 4: 1-24 (2014)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2014.04.01
Published online: 2014-11-26
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The data about some interesting representatives of the genus Conocybe found in Ukrainian Carpathians (Vyzhnytsia National Nature Park) are presented. A total of 14 taxa (including three varieties) were found. Four species and one variety new for this country (C. apala, C. inocybeoides, C. juniana var. sordescens, C. magnispora, and C. tuxlaensis) are reported, as well as some previously unknown localities for a further 9 taxa (C. echinata, C. hexagonospora, C. juniana var. subsejuncta, C. macrospora, C. pulchella, C. rostellata, C. siliginea, C. subpallida, and C. subxerophytica var. brunnea).

Bolbitiaceae, Conocybe, rare species, taxonomy, Ukraine, Ukrainian Carpathians

Contribution to the smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) of Togo and Benin

Teodor T. Denchev, Harrie J.M. Sipman & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 4: 25-32 (2014)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2014.04.02
Published online: 2014-12-31
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Sporisorium nyassae is reported for the first time from Togo and Benin. Hyparrhenia nyassae and H. diplandra var. mutica are recorded as new host plants of Sporisorium nyassae. Based on the current revision, Sporisorium barcinonense is removed from the list of smut fungi in Togo. Cintractia limitata is reported for the first time from Benin. All species of smut fungi known from Togo and Benin and their host plants are listed.

Benin, Cintractia, Cyperus, Hyparrhenia, smut fungi, Sporisorium, taxonomy, Togo

First record of Hyphobasidiofera malaysiana (Basidiomycota) from Vietnam

Vadim A. Mel'nik, Alina V. Alexandrova, Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Uwe Braun & Eugene S. Popov
Mycobiota 5: 1–5 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.01
Published online: 2015-05-03
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The basidiomycete Hyphobasidiofera malaysiana, described from Malaysia, has been found in Vietnam for the first time. This hitherto rarely encountered species is described, illustrated and discussed.

basidiomycetes, distribution, south-east Asia, taxonomy, Vietnam

First record of Langdonia aristidae (Ustilaginales) from Madagascar

Teodor T. Denchev, Maria S. Vorontsova & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 5: 15–20 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.03
Published online: 2015-06-30
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Langdonia aristidae is reported for the first time from Madagascar, on a new host plant, Aristida tenuissima.

Africa, Aristida, Langdonia aristidae, Madagascar, smut fungi, Sporisorium, taxonomy, Ustilaginales

A new record of Leucocintractia scleriae (Anthracoideaceae) from Japan

Teodor T. Denchev, Tomomi Masaki & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 5: 21–25 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.04
Published online: 2015-09-27
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Leucocintractia scleriae is reported for the first time from Japan.

Anthracoideaceae, Asia, Cyperaceae, Japan, Leucocintractia, Rhynchospora corymbosa, smut fungi, taxonomy, Ustilaginales

First record of Tilletia lolioli (Tilletiaceae) from Armenia

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 5: 27–31 (2015)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.05
Published online: 2015-10-05
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Tilletia lolioli, previously known only from Lebanon and Iran, is reported from Armenia.

Armenia, Asia, Loliolum subulatum, Nardurus, Poaceae, smut fungi, taxonomy, Tilletia, Tilletiales

Contribution to the smut fungi of Africa. 1

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 6: 21–27 (2016)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2016.06.02
Published online: 2016-03-06
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Four species of smut fungi are reported for the first time from the following areas: Melanopsichium pennsylvanicum from Egypt and Madagascar, Sporisorium foveolati from the Canary Islands and Somalia, Sporisorium lanigeri from Somalia, on a new host, Cymbopogon pospischilii, and Urocystis corsica from the Canary Islands. Echinochloa stagnina is a new host of Ustilago trichophora in Africa (based on a record from Zambia).

Africa,Canary Islands,Egypt,Madagascar,Melanopsichium,Poaceae,smut fungi,Somalia,Sporisorium,taxonomy,Urocystis,Zambia

Athelia singularis and Leptosporomyces mundus (Basidiomycota) new to Finland

Panu Kunttu, Matti Kulju & Heikki Kotiranta
Mycobiota 6: 29–37 (2016)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2016.06.03
Published online: 2016-04-04
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The first Finnish records of Athelia singularis and Leptosporomyces mundus (Basidiomycota) are reported and notes of their habitats and substrata are given. The descriptions of the species are presented as well as their microscopical drawings. The taxonomy of two species is briefly discussed. The new records derived from Northern Finland, Rovaniemi, Pisavaara Strict Nature Reserve.

aphyllophoroid fungi, Athelia, biogeography, corticioid, distribution, Finland, fungal diversity, Leptosporomyces

Additional finds of Anthracoidea melanostachyae (Anthracoideaceae)

Teodor T. Denchev, Cvetomir M. Denchev, Igor V. Karatygin & Ernst Vitek
Mycobiota 6: 39–45 (2016)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2016.06.04
Published online: 2016-05-23
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Anthracoidea melanostachyae, previously known from Iran and Tajikistan on Carex melanostachya, is reported from Armenia and Azerbaijan on the same host plant, and from a new Tajik locality, on a new host plant, C. songorica.

Anthracoidea melanostachyae, Anthracoideaceae, Armenia, Asia, Azerbaijan, Carex melanostachya, Carex songorica, Cyperaceae, Iran, smut fungi, Tajikistan, taxonomy

A noteworthy range extension for Haradaea moenchiae-manticae, a rarely reported smut fungus

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 7–12 (2017)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.02
Published online: 2017-04-26
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Haradaea moenchiae-manticae is reported for the first time from the Iberian Peninsula (from Spain), on Moenchia erecta subsp. erecta, and from Africa (from Morocco and Algeria), on a new host plant, M. erecta subsp. octandra.

Africa, Algeria, Haradaea moenchiae-manticae, Iberian Peninsula, Microbotryaceae, Moenchia, Morocco, smut fungi, Spain, taxonomy

Contribution to the smut fungi of Africa. 2. A second locality of Anthracocystis compacta

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 13–18 (2017)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.03
Published online: 2017-04-28
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Anthracocystis compacta, known only from the type collection from Senegal, is reported from a second locality, from Mali.

Africa, Anthracocystis compacta, Cymbopogon giganteus, Mali, Senegal, smut fungi, taxonomy, Ustilaginales

Contributions to the smut fungi of Africa. 3. First record of Microbotryum polygoni-alati​

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 19–24 (2017)
doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.04
Published online: 2017-12-31
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Microbotryum polygoni-alati, known only from India and China, is reported for the first time from Africa (from Ethiopia).

Africa, Ethiopia, Microbotryaceae, Microbotryum polygoni-alati, Persicaria nepalensis, Polygonaceae, smut fungi, taxonomy

Diversity of the genus Ganoderma in Punjab (India)

Gurpreet Kaur, Avneet Pal Singh & Gurpaul Singh Dhingra
Mycobiota 7: 25–49 (2017)
doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.05
Published online: 2017-12-31
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Twelve species of the genus Ganoderma, G. amboinense, G. applanatum, G. australe, G. crebrostriatum, G. curtisii, G. lobatum, G. lucidum, G. mediosinense, G. parvulum, G. ramosissimum, G. resinaceum, and G. subumbraculum, are reported and illustrated from different localities of state of Punjab (India) and its capital Chandigarh, which is also a union territory. Of these, G. mediosinense is a new record for India, while G. amboinense, G. australe, G. curtisii, G. crebrostriatum, G. lobatum, G. parvulum, G. ramosissimum, G. resinaceum, and G. subumbraculum are reported for the first time from the state of Punjab. A key to all twelve species from the study area is presented.

Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota, Ganoderma, India, laccate polypores, Punjab, taxonomy

Contributions to the smut fungi of Africa. 4. Taxonomic re-examination and emended description of Bauerago capensis​

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 8: 1–7 (2018)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2018.08.01
Published online: 2018-01-18
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A type specimen of Bauerago capensis, a smut fungus endemic to the Cape Floristic Region, is re-examined and designated as a lectotype. An emended description of that species and for the first time, illustrations of the spores in SEM are presented.

Africa, Bauerago, Cape Floristic Region, Juncaceae, Juncus capensis, Microbotryaceae, smut fungi, South Africa, taxonomy

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