Articles by Taxonomic Group

First record of Tilletia lolioli (Tilletiaceae) from Armenia

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
MYCOBIOTA 5: 27–31 (2015)
doi: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2015.05.05
Published online: 05 October 2015
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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

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: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.07
Published online: 11 January 2013
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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
Seven new species of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina)
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 8: 97–104 (2011)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2550638
Published online: 13 December 2011
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Seven new species, Anthracoidea breweri on Carex breweri and C. subnigricans from USA, Anthracoidea griseae on Carex grisea from USA, Farysia echinulata on Carex fischeri from Kenya, Tilletia avenastri on Avenastrum turgidulum from Lesotho, Urocystis anemonae-narcissiflorae on Anemone narcissiflora from Canada, Ustanciosporium venezuelanum on Rhynchospora sp. from Venezuela, and Ustilago buchloëformis on Bouteloua repens from Mexico are described and illustrated.

Anemone, Anthracoidea, Avenastrum, Bouteloua, Carex, Farysia echinulata, Rhynchospora, smut fungi, Tilletia avenastri, Urocystis anemonae-narcissiflorae, Ustanciosporium venezuelanum, Ustilago buchloëformis
Smut fungi in Africa – a checklist
Kálmán Vánky, Christine Vánky & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 8: 1–77 (2011)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2550336
Published online: 07 June 2011
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The checklist of the smut fungi of Africa and adjacent islands contains 427 species in 47 genera, arranged alphabetically. A short description of each genus is provided. For each species the author(s), place of publication, type(s), nomenclatural and taxonomic synonyms are given, as well as the host plant family, host plant genus (genera), and general distribution are mentioned. For each species the African host plants and the countries from where they are known are enumerated. A chapter of doubtful, excluded or invalidly published taxa is compiled. A list of selected literature is completing the paper. The checklist reflects the great, but incompletely known biodiversity of Africa.

Africa, biodiversity, smut fungi, taxonomy
Additions to the smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) of Bolivia
Kálmán Vánky, Roger G. Shivas, Alistair R. McTaggart, Christine Vánky & Wilma A. Arce
Mycologia Balcanica 6: 99–105 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2549950
Published online: 30 December 2009
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In addition to the 46 known smut fungi of Bolivia, a further 16 species are reported as new to Bolivia, three of which are new to science, viz. Moreaua scirpi, Sporisorium christineae and Tilletia spinulosa. New host plants are given for four smut fungi.

Bolivia, new host plants, new smut fungi
Keys to smut fungi of selected host plant families and genera
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 6: 1–36 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548832
Published online: 28 August 2009
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Identification keys to smut fungi (Ustilaginomycotina p.p. and Microbotryales) of 14 selected host plant families and 51 keys to 92 selected host plant genera are presented to facilitate world-wide identification of these plant parasitic microfungi.

identification keys, Microbotryales, smut fungi, Ustilaginomycotina
New records of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) from Thailand, including two new species, Sporisorium likhitekarajae and Tilletia isachneicola
Roger G. Shivas, Pornpimon Athipunyakom & Alistair R. McTaggart
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 103–107 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548606
Published online: 23 December 2008
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Several species of smut fungi not previously recorded in Thailand were collected in December 2007. Amongst these were two new species, Sporisorium likhitekarajae on Ischaemum sp. and Tilletia isachneicola on Isachne globosa, which are described and compared with related species.

new species, smut fungi, Sporisorium likhitekarajae, Tilletia isachneicola, Ustilaginomycetes
New records of fungi, fungus-like organisms, and slime moulds from Europe and Asia: 7-13
Cvetomir M. (comp.) Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 153–157 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548816
Published online: 23 January 2008
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Cladosporium aecidiicola on spermogonia of Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae on Anemone ranunculoides is reported from Austria. It is the first record of this species from spermogonia. The following new records are reported for the first time: Merendera attica, as a new host of Urocystis colchici (from Bulgaria); Helleborus orientalis, as a new host of Urocystis floccosa – a new species for Turkey; Cantharellus amethysteus from Bulgaria; and Badhamia dubia from Turkey. New combinations of Microbotryum viviparum on Polygonum viviparum in Bauhinus, and Neovossia japonica on Alopecurus geniculatus in Tilletia are proposed.

Anemone ranunculoides, Austria, Badhamia dubia, Bauhinus viviparus, Bulgaria, Cantharellus amethysteus, China, Cladosporium aecidiicola, fungicolous fungi, Helleborus orientalis, hyperparasite, Japan, Merendera attica, Microbotryum, myxomycetes, Neovossia, Tilletia japonica, Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae, Turkey, Urocystis
Four new species of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) from Australia
Roger G. Shivas & Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 5–10 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547695
Published online: 20 June 2007
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Four new smut fungi are described from Australia, Sporisorium incompletum on Cynodon incompletus, Tilletia lachnagrostidis on Lachnagrostis filiformis, Tranzscheliella austrostipae on Austrostipa verticillata, and Urocystis glabella on Hypoxis glabella.

new species, smut fungi, Sporisorium, Tilletia, Tranzscheliella, Urocystis, Ustilaginomycetes
New smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes) from Thailand
Kálmán Vánky, Roger G. Shivas & Pornpimon Athipunyakom
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 107–118 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547555
Published online: 28 December 2006
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Eight new smut fungi, collected in Thailand, are described: Macalpinomyces siamensis on Coelorachis striata, Sporisorium clandestinum on Aristida setacea, S. pseudosorghi on Pseudosorghum fasciculare, S. trispicatae on Eulalia trispicata, Tilletia chiangmaiensis on Arundinella bengalensis, T. filisora on Pennisetum setosum, T. lageniformis on Hyparrhenia rufa, and Yelsemia droserae on Drosera burmanni and on D. indica (from Australia).

Macalpinomyces, new species, smut fungi, Sporisorium, Thailand, Tilletia, Ustilaginomycetes, Yelsemia