Fulvisporium Vánky

Type

Fulvisporium restifaciens (D.E. Shaw) Vánky on Stipa aristiglumis F. Muell.

Description

Sori in vegetative tissues of Poaceae.

Spore balls produced intercellularly, permanent, weakly pigmented (pale golden yellow). Peridium, columella and groups of sterile cells between the spore balls lacking.

Spore germination of Ustilago-type.

Host-parasite interaction by intercellular hyphae lacking interactions with deposits of specific fungal vesicles.

Septal pores simple, lacking caps.

Comments

Fulvisporium is monotypic and apparently endemic to Australia. Molecular and ultrastructural studies place it in the order Microbotryales of the class Urediniomycetes (Vánky, 2001).

Species in Australia
 
Fulvisporium restifaciens