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MYCOBIOTA 2013

Volume 1

Aizoago, a new genus, and two new species of smut fungi (Ustilaginales) on Tetragonia(Aizoaceae) in Australia

Kálmán Vánky & Roger G. Shivas
Mycobiota 1: 1-7 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.01
Published online: 11 January 2013
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A new genus of smut fungi, Aizoago, is described and illustrated, with two new species, A. tetragoniae on Tetragonia diptera and A. tetragonioides on T. tetragonioides (Aizoaceae), from Australia.

Aizoaceae, Aizoago tetragoniae, Aizoago tetragonioides, Australian biodiversity, taxonomy, Tetragonia, smut fungi

Eriocortex eriocauli, gen. et sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) from Australia

Kálmán Vánky, Roger G. Shivas, Matthew D. Barrett & Matthias Lutz
Mycobiota 1: 9-16 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.02
Published online: 11 January 2013
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A new genus, Eriocortex is proposed to accommodate a peculiar, new smut fungus, E. eriocauli, collected in Australia on Eriocaulon scullionii.

Basidiomycota, Eriocaulaceae, Eriocortex, Eriocortex eriocauli, molecular phylogenetics, plant pathogens, smut fungi, taxonomy

Emended description of Anomalomyces (Ustilaginales), including Anomalomyces yakirrae sp. nov. on Yakirra pauciflora (Poaceae) from Australia

Roger G. Shivas, Matthias Lutz, Alistair R. McTaggart & Kálmán Vánky
Mycobiota 1: 17-24 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.03
Published online: 11 January 2013
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An emended description of the genus Anomalomyces is given to accommodate a new species of smut fungus, Anomalomyces yakirrae, on Yakirra pauciflora (Poaceae) from Australia. The systematic placement of the fungus within the genus Anomalomyces is based on morphological characters and molecular data from two loci.

Anomalomyces panici, Basidiomycota, molecular phylogenetics, plant pathogens, smut fungi, taxonomy

Notes on epilithic, epigeic and muscicolous lichens and lichenicolous fungi from rock outcrops in the mountains of northern Greece

Steen N. Christensen , Vagn Alstrup & Vagn Alstrup
Mycobiota 1: 25-50 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.04
Published online: 11 January 2013
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Of the 154 taxa reported, 28 species are new to Greece, 9 new to the Greek mainland and 39 new to one or more provinces. Many of these records represent substantial range extensions of species with Central European or arctic-boreal distribution. The distribution data are briefly discussed and notes are given on the species composition of different substrates.

biodiversity, granite, Greece, limestone, Mediterranean-montane lichens, serpentine

Biazrovia, a new genus of lichenicolous ascomycetes from Asia

Mikhail P. Zhurbenko & Javier Etayo
Mycobiota 1: 51-56 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.05
Published online: 11 January 2013
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The genus Biazrovia is described from Siberia for the single new species B. stereocaulicolagrowing on Stereocaulon species. It is characterized by a lichenicolous habit; finally urceolate orange-brown apothecia; a cupulate non-hairy exciple; a hyaline, I−, K/I− hymenium; filiform, apically swollen paraphyses; 8-spored, I−, K/I− asci with an apically thickened wall without a distinct ocular chamber; and hyaline, trans-septate, smooth-walled, non-halonate ascospores. The new genus is provisionally included in the Ostropales.

lichen-inhabiting fungi, Ostropales, Russia, Stereocaulon

Sporisorium emariae sp. nov. (Ustilaginomycetes) on Sclerachne punctata (Poaceae)

Kálmán Vánky
Mycobiota 1: 57-61 (2013)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2013.01.06
Published online: 11 January 2013
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A new species of Sporisorium, S. emariae on Sclerachne punctata (Poaceae), is described and illustrated from Transcaucasia, Republic of Georgia.

Chionachninae, smut fungi, Sporisorium emariae, taxonomy

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: http://dx.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