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
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
Occurrence of Entorrhiza casparyana (Ustilaginomycetes) in Austria
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 1: 49–50 (2004)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2545797
Published online: 09 February 2004
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Entorrhiza casparyana is reported as new for Austria. This is the third report of this smut on Juncus tenuis.

Austria, Entorrhiza, Juncus, smut fungi