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Restilago capensis gen. et sp. nov., an ascomycetous smut fungus
Kálmán Vánky
Mycologia Balcanica 5: 69–72 (2008)
Published online: 30 May 2008
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Restilago capensis gen. et sp. nov., a smut fungus found in flowers of Ischyrolepis capensis (Restionaceae) in South Africa, is described. The ultrastructure of the septal pores indicates that it belongs to the ascomycetes. In addition to the genus Schroeteria, this is the second genus of smut fungi of ascomycetous origin. The current definition of the term ‘smut fungus’ is briefly discussed in the introduction.

ascomycetous smut fungi, new genus, new species, Restilago capensis