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 Add this item to the list  Tilletia shivasii Vánky, sp. nov.
   
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Description:Tilletia shivasii Vánky, sp. nov.
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Sori (Fig. 12) in some ovaries of an inflorescence, ovoid, 0.8-1 x 1.5-2 mm, showing between the spreading floral envelopes, at first covered by a pale brown, smooth peridium of host origin which ruptures irregularly disclosing the black, semiagglutinated to powdery mass of spores intermixed with sterile cells. Spores (Figs. 13, 14) globose, subglobose to broadly ellipsoidal, 28-36 x 30-40 µm, dark chocolate-brown to opaque, provided with coarse, 3.5-6.5 µm long, irregularly cylindrical projections, in surface view showing as dark, irregular, polyangular spots, 8-10 per spore diameter, in optical median view appearing cylindrical, with rounded, flattened or slightly widened tip, 28-40 on the equatorial circumference. Sterile cells (Figs. 13, 14) globose, ovoid, ellipsoidal to slightly irregular, 12-28 x 13.5-29 µm, pale olivaceous-brown; wall even 2.5-6 µm thick, multilayered, smooth or verruculose, often with a
short hyphal appendage.
On Poaceae: Arundinella nepalensis Trin.; Australia. Known only from the type locality.
Etymology: This species is named after Dr. Roger G. Shivas (Brisbane, Australia), the most active investigator of the smut fungi of Australia, passionate collector of microfungi in many countries wordwide, author of numerous new species and genera, co-author of the monograph of the smut fungi of Australia, who also collected this smut fungus.
 
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