Articles by Taxonomic Group

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: 18 January 2018
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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 Afr

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: 31 December 2017
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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

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: https://doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.02
Published online: 26 April 2017
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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
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
New records of fungi, fungus-like organisms, and slime moulds from Europe and Asia: 20–27
Cvetomir M. (comp.) Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 7: 117–123 (2011)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2550322
Published online: 14 January 2011
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Synnemacrodictys stilboidea on Ailanthus altissima and Juniperus chinensis is recorded for the first time from Korea and Asia. Occurrence of Diplodia subtecta on Acer palmatum, Melanconis aucta on Alnus glutinosa, and Microbotryum stellariae on Stellaria graminea is reported from Bulgaria. Records of three larger basidiomycetes are given as new for Ukraine (Cantharellus amethysteus) and Bulgaria (Sarcodon joeides and Pluteus salicinus). A new Turkish record of a myxomycete, Physarum perfectum, is also presented.

Acer palmatum, Ailanthus altissima, Alnus glutinosa, Bulgaria, Cantharellus amethysteus, Diplodia subtecta, Juniperus chinensis, Korea, Melanconis aucta, Microbotryum stellariae, myxomycetes, Physarum perfectum, Pluteus salicinus, Sarcodon joeides, Stellaria graminea, Synnemacrodictys stilboidea, Turkey, Ukraine
Three new species of anthericolous smut fungi on Caryophyllaceae
Cvetomir M. Denchev, Tatiana Giraud & Michael E Hood
Mycologia Balcanica 6: 79–84 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548933
Published online: 28 August 2009
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Based on molecular phylogenetic analyses and morphological studies, three new cryptic species of
Microbotryum, M. silenes-dioicae on Silene dioica, M. shykoffianum on Dianthus sylvestris, and M. carthusianorum on Dianthus carthusianorum, are described and illustrated. For Ustilago superba on Dianthus superbus, a new combination in Microbotryum, M. superbum, is proposed.

Caryophyllaceae, Dianthus, Microbotryum, Silene, smut fungi, taxonomy
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
Taxonomical studies on ovariicolous smut fungi on Caryophyllaceae. II. Haradaea alsineae
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 135–137 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548249
Published online: 27 November 2007
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A revision of Haradaea alsineae on Stellaria nitens was carried out. A description and illustrations of this species are presented.

Caryophyllaceae, Haradaea, Microbotryum, smut fungi, Stellaria, U.S.A., Ustilago alsineae
Bauhinus primulae, comb. nov. (Microbotryaceae)
Cvetomir M. Denchev & Royall T. Moore
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 165 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2548339
Published online: 27 November 2007
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A new combination of Ustilago primulae on Primula clusiana in Bauhinus is proposed.

Bauhinus, Microbotryum, Primula, Primulaceae, smut fungi
Microbotryum lagerheimii sp. nov. (Microbotryaceae)
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 61–67 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547791
Published online: 20 June 2007
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The taxonomic status of Microbotryum species on Silene vulgaris, Lychnis viscaria, and L. alpina is discussed. A new species on Lychnis viscaria, Microbotryum lagerheimii, is described and illustrated.

Caryophyllaceae, Lychnis alpina, Lychnis viscaria, Microbotryum, Silene vulgaris, smut fungi
Microbotryum savilei sp. nov. (Microbotryaceae)
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 4: 69–73 (2007)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547803
Published online: 20 June 2007
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A new anther smut fungus on Silene uralensis, Microbotryum savilei, is described and illustrated from Canada.

Canada, Caryophyllaceae, Lychnis apetala, Microbotryum majus, Silene otites, Silene uralensis, smut fungi
Haradaea afromontana, comb. nov. (Microbotryaceae)
Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 216 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547627
Published online: 28 December 2006
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A new combination of Microbotryum afromontanum on Cerastium afromontanum in Haradaea is proposed.

Caryophyllaceae, Haradaea, Microbotryum, smut fungi
A reappraisal of the genus Bauhinus (Microbotryaceae)
Cvetomir M. Denchev, Royall T. Moore & Hyeon-Dong Shin
Mycologia Balcanica 3: 71–75 (2006)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2547355
Published online: 26 April 2006
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The current status of former Ustilago species on dicotyledonous plants, recently treated as members of the Microbotryaceae, is discussed. Almaraz et al. (2002) pointed out that the genus Microbotryum is restricted to the anthericolous smuts on Caryophyllaceae, based on the sequence analysis of ITS rDNA. They concluded that Sphacelotheca and ovariicolous Microbotryum species on Caryophyllaceae, or at least, Microbotryum duriaeanum, are generically distinct from Microbotryum s. str. These results, on the one hand, alter the taxonomic scheme of the Microbotryaceae and, on the other, reestablish the genus name Bauhinus, reduced by some recent authors to a synonym of Microbotryum, as a correct name. Twenty-six new combinations in Bauhinus are proposed: B. ahmadianus, B. anomalus, B. calandriniicola, B. calyptratae, B. cilinodis, B. coronatus, B. dehiscens, B. dumosus, B. filamenticola, B. lewisiae, B. longisetus, B. ocrearum, B. paucireticulatus, B. perfoliatae, B. picaceus, B. polygoni-alati, B. prostratus, B. radians, B. scabiosae, B. shastensis, B. silybi, B. stewartii, B. tenuisporus, B. tovarae, B. tuberculiformis, and B. tumeformis. A new genus, Haradaea, is described to accommodate the seed-destroying species of Ustilago on Caryophyllaceae. It unites seven species: H. alsineae, H. arenariae-bryophyllae, H. duriaeana, H. holostei, H. jehudana, H. moenchiae-manticae, and H. nivalis.

Bauhinus, Caryophyllaceae, Haradaea, Microbotryales, Microbotryum, smut fungi, taxonomy, Ustilago
European smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes p.p. and Microbotryales) according to recent nomenclature
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 2: 169–177 (2005)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546967
Published online: 30 June 2005
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The 470 smut fungi, published in the book European smut fungi by Vánky (1994), and a further fourteen species, missed or recorded after 1994, are listed according to their recent nomenclature. Extensive changes in the classification and nomenclature of the smut fungi has resulted in changed generic names of one third of the European smut fungi since 1994.

check-list, Europe, Microbotryales, recent nomenclature, smut fungi, Ustilaginomycetes p.p.
Biodiversity and conservation of smut fungi (Ustilaginomycetes p.p. and Microbotryales) reflected in Vánky, Ustilaginales exsiccata no. 1-1250
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 1: 175–187 (2004)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546762
Published online: 30 November 2004
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The alarming loss of biodiversity of the earth is briefly mentioned, to show the importance of herbaria in the inventory and conservation of gene-pools of plants and fungi in general, and those of smut fungi by the activity of H.U.V. (Herb. Ustil. Vánky) in special.

check-list, exsiccata, smut fungi
Anther smuts of Caryophyllaceae. Taxonomy, nomenclature, problems in species delimitation
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 1: 189–191 (2004)
doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546766
Published online: 30 November 2004
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After a short historical review, taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Microbotryum in general, and those of the anther smuts of Caryophyllaceae in special, are presented. Problems in species delimitation of these smut fungi are discussed, which is still not solved satisfactorily. Until a better classification of the anther smuts of Caryophyllaceae will be elaborated, the use of the name of M. violaceum s. lat. is proposed for M. dianthorum, M. lychnidis-dioicae, M. silenes-inflatae, Ustilago coronariae, U. silenes-nutantis, and U. superba.

anther smuts, Caryophyllaceae, Microbotryum violaceum, smut fungi, species delimitation, taxonomy