MICROBOTRYUM SCOLYMI, A RARE SMUT FUNGUS NEW FOR GREECE

J. Kashefi, K. Vánky

Abstract


The rare Microbotryum scolymi, a micromycete recently discovered in Greece, damages heavily the heads of Scolymus hispanicus, thus is regarded as a potential biological control agent for Scolymus thistles. Description, illustrations, synonyms, host plant range and geographical distribution of M. scolymi are given, together with a key to the Microbotryum species on Compositae.

Keywords


Microbotryales; Microbotryum; Scolymus hispanicus; smut fungi; thistles; biological control

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4454/jpp.v86i2.951

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