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Ustanciosporium tropicoafricanum (Anthracoideaceae), a new smut fungus on Rhynchospora angolensis (Cyperaceae) from Zambia

Denchev, Teodor T.; Denchev, Cvetomir M.

Nova Hedwigia Band 102 Heft 3-4 (2016), p. 367 - 371

published: May 1, 2016

DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2015/0312

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A new smut fungus from Zambia, Ustanciosporium tropicoafricanum (Anthracoideaceae) on Rhynchospora angolensis (Cyperaceae), is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Ustanciosporium by a complex of characters, specifically, the presence of sori in all spikelets of an infected inflorescence, spores up to 15.5 μm long with two persistent, conspicuous appendages that are wider than high, and smooth to sparcely punctate spore walls.


zambiataxonomyrhynchosporacyperaceaesmut fungiustanciosporiumanthracoideaceaeustilaginales