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Cvetomir M. Denchev

Cvetomir M. Denchev
Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia, Bulgaria · Mycology Section

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January 2006 - December 2006
Korea University
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This paper presents new records and noteworthy data on the following taxa in SE Europe and adjacent regions: red algae Lemanea fucina and Paralemanea annulata, parasitic fungus Anthracoidea pratensis, saprotrophic fungi Cyathus olla, Massaria campestris, and Xylaria sicula, stonewort Chara canescens, liverworts Gymnomitrion commutatum and Porella b...
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This paper presents new records and noteworthy data on the following taxa in SE Europe and adjacent regions: red algae Lemanea rigida and Paralemanea torulosa, mycorrhizal fungi Amanita simulans and Terfezia pseudoleptoder-ma, parasitic fungus Microbotryum vinosum, saprotrophic fungus Sarcoscypha jurana, stonewort Chara tenuispina, mosses Brachythe...
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A rare smut fungus, Anthracoidea kenaica on Carex micropoda, is reported for the first time from Russia and Asia, based on a specimen from Karaginsky Island (Kamchatka Territory). This species has been previously recorded only from three localities in the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, the Kenai Peninsula (Alaska), and British Columbia. A desc...
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Kálmán Vánky (15 th of June 1930-18 th of October 2021) was arguably the most prolific researcher of smut fungi so far. He published more than 1000 taxonomic novelties, and crowned his outstanding oeuvre with the most comprehensive monograph of the smut fungi (Smut Fungi of the World) written to date.
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A checklist of all taxa of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi recorded from Bulgaria is presented. The lichen biota as currently known includes 1137 taxa (1115 species, 5 subspecies, and 17 varieties) of lichenized fungi, 46 species of lichenicolous fungi, and 28 non-lichenized fungi traditionally included in lichenological literature. Lepra corall...
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The genus Restiosporium consists of 21 species on hosts in the Restionaceae. It was known only from Australia and New Zealand. Restiosporium is reported here for the first time outside Australasia, based on a specimen of R. spathacei on Dapsilanthus disjunctus from Thailand. A description and illustrations are provided for this smut fungus. Dapsila...
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Two poorly known smut fungi are recorded for the first time from Africa: Tilletia brachypodii-ramosi on Brachypodium retusum (from Morocco) and Ustilago constantineanui on Sporobolus schoenoides (from Algeria). Descriptions and illustrations are provided for these taxa.
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This article is the 13th contribution in the Fungal Diversity Notes series, wherein 125 taxa from four phyla, ten classes, 31 orders, 69 families, 92 genera and three genera incertae sedis are treated, demonstrating worldwide and geographic distribution. Fungal taxa described and illustrated in the present study include three new genera, 69 new spe...
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Two smut fungi are reported for the first time from Bulgaria: Microbotryum minuartiae on Minuartia recurva subsp. recurva, and M. succisae on Succisa pratensis, extending the known species of Microbotryum in Bulgaria to 29. The finding of M. minuartiae represents the first record for the Balkan Peninsula, while that of M. succisae is the second rec...
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Seven smut fungi belonging to the genus Microbotryum are reported for the first time from the following Balkan countries: M. heliospermatis, M. piperi, M. scabiosae, M. silenes-dioicae, and M. silenes-saxifragae from Bulgaria, M. reticulatum, M. silenes-saxifragae, and M. stygium from Greece, and M. silenes-saxifragae from Bosnia and Herzegovina an...
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A new smut fungus, Entyloma eranthidis on Eranthis longistipitata from Uzbekistan, revealed by molecular, morphological, and ecological evidence, is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Entyloma by host specialization on Eranthis and by having longer (≤35(–38) μm) spores and thicker (≤10(–12) μm) spore walls. ITS rDNA seq...
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Two smut fungi, Microbotryum bardanense and M. polygoni-alati, are reported for the first time from Nepal. Descriptions, illustrations, and taxonomic notes are provided for these taxa.
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After examination of specimens, mainly from the herbarium (MA) and the mycological collection (MA-Fungi) of the Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid, we report several novelties on smut fungi within Europe. Two species of smut fungi, Sporisorium egyptiacum and Tilletia viennotii, are reported for the first time from Europe. A finding of Sphacelotheca pol...
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The paper introduces the first records in Southeastern Europe of Hydnotrya michaelis, rare ascomycete, collected in artificial plantation with Macedonian pine (Pinus peuce) and compared with specimens found with other Pinaceae. The species was studied for the first time on living materials and description and illustrations of the Bulgarian specimen...
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This paper presents new records and noteworthy data on the following taxa in SE Europe and adjacent regions: parasitic fungus Antherospora hortensis, saprotrophic fungi Loweomyces fractipes and Pholiota henningsii, stonewort Chara canescens, mosses Grimmia caespiticia and Rhodobryum ontariense, fern Woodsia alpina, monocots Aegilops triuncialis, Ep...
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This paper presents new records and noteworthy data on the following taxa in SE Europe and adjacent regions: diatom alga Stauroneis neofossilis, parasitic fungus Anthracoidea arenariae, horsetail Equisetum hyemale, liverwort Harpanthus flotovianus, mosses Fissidens exilis and Rhizomnium punctatum, monocots Epipactis helleborine subsp. orbicularis,...
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Two generic names, Meira and Acaromyces, and nineteen species names of basidiomycetous yeasts, earlier proposed and invalidly published, are validated.
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Two smut fungi, Bauerago vuyckii on Luzula alpina and Moreaua kochiana on Schoenus nigricans and Schoenus ×scheuchzeri, are reported for the first time from Austria. Luzula alpina is a new host association for Bauerago vuyckii. Descriptions and illustrations are provided for these taxa.
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The smut fungal genus Microbotryum (Microbotryales, Pucciniomycotina) contains species that parasitize plants from many different lineages of euasterids, with host specificity of individual parasite species in general being exceptionally high. Additionally, it has been shown that the location of spore production in some species is related to spore...
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The first taxonomic treatment of the smut fungi in Greenland is provided. A total of 43 species in 11 genera are treated and illustrated by photographs of sori, microphotographs of spores in LM and SEM, and distribution maps. Two species, Anthracoidea pseudofoetidae and Urocystis tothii, are recorded as new from North America. Thirteen species, Ant...
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A new smut fungus from Namibia, Tilletia triraphidis (Tilletiaceae) on Triraphis purpurea (Poaceae: Triraphideae), is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Tilletia by specialization on Triraphis. Tilletia triraphidis is distinguished from the known smut fungi on host plants in the tribe Triraphideae (Ustilago neyraudiae,...
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Temperature preferences and small-scale distribution patterns of four Dermatocarpon taxa in the catchment areas of two Bulgarian rivers were analyzed. Taxa with an overall alpine or arctic-alpine distribution were restricted to microhabitats with the lowest water and rock surface temperatures. A trend for increasing Dermatocarpon rivulorum thallus...
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Four smut fungi, Microbotryum Nepalense, Sphacelotheca polygoni-senticosi, Tilletia barclayana, and T. setariae-viridis, are reported for the first time from South Korea. Additionally, Persicaria longiseta and P. posumbu are newly recorded as South Korean hosts of Sphacelotheca hydropiperis, and Echinochloa crus-galli is a new South Korean host for...
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Planetella lironis, a rare smut fungus known only from Canada, is reported for the first time from Greenland, on Carex maritima.
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A new smut fungus from Argentina, Tilletia tripogonellae T. Denchev & Denchev (Tilletiaceae), on Tripogonella spicata (Poaceae : Cynodonteae), is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Tilletia by being specialized on Tripogonella. Morphologically it differs from other known species of Tilletia on host plants from the subtr...
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Two new smut fungi on Ventenata (Poaceae), Tilletia elizabethae (Tilletiaceae) on V. dubia from Slovakia, and T. ventenatae on V. subenervis from Turkey, are described and illustrated. They differ from all other Tilletia species by specialization on Ventenata. Tilletia elizabethae is distinguished from T. ventenatae by having larger spores and a da...
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Macalpinomyces arundinellae-setosae, known only from Australia and Thailand, is reported for the first time from Japan, on a new host plant, Arundinella hirta. Sporisorium doidgeae is also recorded as a new species for Japan, on Capillipedium parviflorum. Carex pisiformis, C. sachalinensis var. iwakiana, and C. stenostachys var. stenostachys are ne...
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A new smut fungus from Mexico, Ustilago cinnae (Ustilaginaceae) on Cinna poiformis (Poaceae), is described and illustrated. It differs from all other species of Ustilago by specialization on Cinna. © 2018 J. Cramer in Gebrüder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, Germany.
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A new combination, Clinoconidium onumae, is proposed to accommodate Ustilago onumae (syn. Melanopsichium onumae) from Japan, producing galls on shoot buds of Cinnamomum tenuifolium (Lauraceae). This taxonomic treatment is based on observations of gastroid sporulation in peripheral lacunae of the host galls and basidiospore morphology. This species...
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A new combination, Laurobasidium hachijoense, is proposed to accommodate Exobasidium hachijoense from Japan, producing aerialroot-like galls on stems of Cinnamomum japonicum. This combination is based on the presence of a gastroid-like sporulation on the surface of the galls, and is supported also by the host-plant specialization and molecular data...
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A new name, Clinoconidium globosum, is proposed to accommodate Sphacelotheca cinnamomi from Japan, producing galls on fruits of Cinnamomum daphnoides (Lauraceae). This decision is based on observations of gastroid sporulation in peripheral lacunae of the host galls and basidiospore morphology. This species is characterized by small, globose basidio...
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The name Schizonella caricis-atratae is validated here after a previous invalid publication.
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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...
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The digital edition is part of a joint project for a print and digital edition of the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. It includes the full information from the print edition (vol 1 Plants and Fungi, vol 2 Animals, vol 3 Natural habitats), enriched with videos, extended photo gallery, higher-resolution drawings, distribution maps with rel...
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After examination of specimens in the herbarium of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, eight species of smut fungi are reported for the first time from Greece: Microbotryum dianthorum on Dianthus viscidus, Sporisorium pulverulentum on Saccharum strictum, Tilletia fusca on Vulpia ciliata, T. lolii on Lolium temulentum, Urocystis dactylid...
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Anthracoidea melanostachyae, previously known from Iran and Tajikistan on Carex melanostachya, is reported from Armenia and Azerbaijan on the same host plant, and from a new Tajik locality, on a new host plant, C. songorica.
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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 tw...
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A Liberian collection of the smut fungus Sporisorium rhytachnes-rottboellioidis on Rhytachne rottboellioides, hitherto known only from the type collection from Uganda, has been discovered. The type specimen of S. rhytachnes-rottboellioidis was re-studied. A new combination, Anthracocystis rhytachnes-rottboellioidis, is proposed to accommodate this...
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A new smut fungus, Sporisorium capillipedii-alpini (Ustilaginales), and a new species of grass, Capillipedium alpinum (Poaceae), on which it is growing, are described and illustrated. The collections were made in western Sichuan, China. Capillipedium alpinum differs from other species of Capillipedium by its diminutive size and short, slender inflo...
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Two new smut fungi on Anadelphia trichaeta, namely Jamesdicksonia anadelphiae-trichaetae and Sporisorium anadelphiae-trichaetae, are described and illustrated from Guinea. Jamesdicksonia anadelphiae-trichaetae differs from J. anadelphiae, infecting Anadelphia pumila in Guinea, by having larger spores (up to 26.5 µm long), thicker spore walls (up to...
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Th is checklist contains 252 species of myxomycetes recognized as occurring in Turkey. Th e names are arranged alphabetically. For each species, references are cited. An index of synonyms, based on literature records from Turkey, is appended.
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A new ovariicolous smut fungus, Anthracoidea caricis-reznicekii on Carex reznicekii (C. sect. Acrocystis), is described and illustrated from the USA. The new species is compared with the known Anthracoidea species on sedges in Carex sect. Acrocystis and other closely related sections. Anthracoidea caricis-reznicekii is characterized by a complex of...
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Testicularia africana is reported for the first time from Tanzania and Mozambique. The new records extend its geographical range from Western Africa and Cameroon to Eastern Africa.
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Anthracoidea andina, known only from the type collection in the Argentine part of Tierra del Fuego, is reported from a new locality in Chilean Tierra del Fuego.
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Langdonia aristidae is reported for the first time from Madagascar, on a new host plant, Aristida tenuissima.
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In Mediterranean and in southeast Europe the activities of a significant part of the population are traditionally linked with agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. However, many rural communities are experiencing serious difficulties associated with low income per person and poor employment prospects combined with increased demographic declin...
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Sporisorium nyassae is reported for the fi rst time from Togo and Benin. Hyparrhenia nyassae and H. diplandra var. mutica are recorded as new host plants of Sporisorium nyassae. Based on the current revision, Sporisorium barcinonense is removed from the list of smut fungi in Togo. Cintractia limitata is reported for the fi rst time from Benin. All...
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The Moreaua species, distributed in Japan and Korea, are presented. Moreaua aterrima is reported for the first time from both countries. Carex callitrichos var. nana, C. mira, and C. tenuiformis are new host records for this smut fungus.
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Two species of smut fungi, Sporisorium lingii on Themeda anathera and Urocystis oryzopsidis on Piptatherum microcarpum, are reported for the first time from Pakistan. Both smut fungi were found on new host plants. Chrysopogon serrulatus is recorded from Pakistan as a new host of Anthracocystis chrysopogonis.
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Three rare species of smut fungi are reported for the first time from the following areas: Anthracoidea ortegae from the Falkland Islands, Entorrhiza casparyana var. casparyana from Egypt, on a new host, Juncus hybridus, and Haradaea moenchiaemanticae from UK.
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A new smut fungus, Sporisorium pakistanense on Pennisetum lanatum, is described and illustrated from Pakistan. Two species, Bauhinus tenuisporus on Persicaria maculosa and Sporisorium dinteri on Bothriochloa bladhii, are reported for the first time from Pakistan.
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Three new species of smut fungi from North America are described and illustrated: Anthracoidea deweyanae on Carex deweyana from U.S.A., A. foeneae on Carex foenea from Canada, and A. savilei on Carex norvegica from Canada. Anthracoidea shaanxiensis is reported for the first time from North America (Canada) on a new host plant, Carex concinna. This...