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Sporisorium warambiense sp. nov., a fourth smut fungus on Xerochloa in Australia

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Piatek, M. and Shivas, R. G. (2011) Sporisorium warambiense sp. nov., a fourth smut fungus on Xerochloa in Australia. Mycological Progress, 10 (1). pp. 57-60.

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Article Link: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-010-0673-6

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Sporisorium warambiense is described and illustrated from the ovaries of Xerochloa laniflora from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The smut fungus is characterized by sori restricted to the ovaries, presence of three simple, stout, narrowing columellae, dark reddish-brown spore balls, dimorphic spores (darker outer spores and lighter inner spores), and the absence of sterile cells. The differences between Sporisorium warambiense and three other smuts that infect Xerochloa (Sporisorium xerofasciculatum, Tilletia xerochloae, and Ustilago xerochloae), as well as comparable Sporisorium species on other grass genera from the tribe Paniceae are discussed. All Xerochloa smuts are endemic to Australia. © 2010 German Mycological Society and Springer.

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Keywords:Australia Basidiomycota Endemism Sporisorium Ustilaginales Bacteria (microorganisms) Fungi Paniceae Tilletia Ustilago Ustilago xerochloae Xerochloa Xerochloa laniflora
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
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