, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 449–454 | Cite as

Species ofUrocystis (Ustilaginomycetes) onAnemone in Japan

  • Cvetomir M. Denchev
  • Makoto Kakishima
  • Yukio Harada
Original Papers


Three species ofUrocystis onAnemone (Ranunculaceae) are reported based on comparative morphology with specimens collected in Japan.Urocystis anemones, U. japonica, andU. pseudoanemones sp. nov. are separated by the number of ustilospores and sterile cells surrounding the ustilospores in the spore balls. Morphological characteristics, host plants and geographical distribution of these three species are also reported.

Key Words

Anemone smut fungi Urocystis anemones Urocystis japonica Urocystis pseudoanemones 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cvetomir M. Denchev
    • 1
  • Makoto Kakishima
    • 2
  • Yukio Harada
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Agriculture and Life SciencesHirosaki UniversityHirosaki, AomoriJapan

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