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MYCOBIOTA 2017

Volume 7

First records of two freshwater lichens, Hydropunctaria scabra and Verrucaria alpicola, from Bulgaria

Veselin V. Shivarov, Holger Thüs & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 1–5 (2017)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.01
Published online: 22 February 2017
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Two lichen-forming fungi, Hydropunctaria scabra and Verrucaria alpicola (Verrucariaceae, Ascomycota), are reported for the first time from Bulgaria. Descriptions and ecological observations based on the Bulgarian populations are provided. For Verrucaria alpicola the ability to survive a continuous submersion over a period of at least four years is confirmed.

Bulgaria, freshwater habitats, lichen-forming fungi, Verrucariaceae

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: http://dx.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

Contribution to the smut fungi of Africa. 2. A second locality of Anthracocystis compacta

Teodor T. Denchev & Cvetomir M. Denchev
Mycobiota 7: 13–18 (2017)
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.03
Published online: 28 April 2017
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Anthracocystis compacta, known only from the type collection from Senegal, is reported from a second locality, from Mali.

Africa, Anthracocystis compacta, Cymbopogon giganteus, Mali, Senegal, smut fungi, taxonomy, Ustilaginales

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

Diversity of the genus Ganoderma in Punjab (India)

Gurpreet Kaur, Avneet Pal Singh & Gurpaul Singh Dhingra
Mycobiota 7: 25–49 (2017)
doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.12664/mycobiota.2017.07.05
Published online: 31 December 2017
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Twelve species of the genus Ganoderma, G. amboinense, G. applanatum, G. australe, G. crebrostriatum, G. curtisii, G. lobatum, G. lucidum, G. mediosinense, G. parvulum, G. ramosissimum, G. resinaceum, and G. subumbraculum, are reported and illustrated from different localities of state of Punjab (India) and its capital Chandigarh, which is also a union territory. Of these, G. mediosinense is a new record for India, while G. amboinense, G. australe, G. curtisii, G. crebrostriatum, G. lobatum, G. parvulum, G. ramosissimum, G. resinaceum, and G. subumbraculum are reported for the first time from the state of Punjab. A key to all twelve species from the study area is presented.

Agaricomycetes, Basidiomycota, Ganoderma, India, laccate polypores, Punjab, taxonomy