Articles by Taxonomic Group

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
Estimating the threat status of smut fungi
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 7: 9–15 (2010)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2550124
Published online: 03 November 2010
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Conservation of fungal diversity needs to be integrated. Smut fungi are potentially a key group for illustrating the problems encountered when estimating the conservation status of microscopic fungi. Various difficulties in assessing the status of smut fungi are described. Examples are provided of threatened species of smut fungi, evaluated with IUCN criteria.

conservation of fungi, fungal diversity, smut fungi
Two new Thecaphora species, T. ulicis and T. hosackiae (Ustilaginomycetes) on Fabaceae
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 129–133 (2008)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548651
Published online: 23 December 2008
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Two new Thecaphora species, T. ulicis on Ulex minor from England, and T. hosackiae on Hosackia parviflora from the U.S.A., are described.

Fabaceae, Hosackia, new species, smut fungi, Thecaphora hosackiae, Thecaphora ulicis, Ulex
Thecaphora pakistanica sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) on Androsace (Primulaceae)
Kálmán Vánky, Syed Hussain Iqbal & Abdul Nasir Khalid
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 83–85 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547957
Published online: 20 June 2007
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A third Thecaphora species on Androsace, T. pakistanica on A. rotundifolia is described from Pakistan.

Androsace, new species, smut fungi, Thecaphora, Thecaphora pakistanica
A new host record of Thecaphora saponariae (Ustilaginomycetes) from Dobrogea (Romania)
Cătălin Tănase & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 2: 183 (2005)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547009
Published online: 30 June 2005
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Silene thymifolia is reported as a new host of Thecaphora saponariae.

Romania, smut fungi, Thecaphora saponariae