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Luzula Smut

Scientific Name
Bauerago vuyckii
Scientific Author
(Oudem. & Beij.) Vánky
Taxonomy
Basidiomycota, Microbotryomycetes, Microbotryales, Ustilentylomataceae
Status
Native Australian Species
Reliability
High

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Scanning electron micrograph

Diagnostic Notes

**Sori** in ovaries filling the capsules with an dusty ochraceous yellow spore mass. Infection systemic; infected plants may be slightly deformed. **Spores** globose to ellipsoidal, 16–21 × 13–20 µm, pale yellow to pale yellowish brown; wall 2.0–3.5 µm thick, deeply reticulate, 5–8 meshes per spore diameter; meshes 2–3 µm wide; muri 1.5–2.5 (–3) µm high, acute or subacute in optical median view. **Anamorph** reported in the anthers.

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