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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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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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Roger Shivas
Author
Roger Shivas
Created
12/11/2010 11:28 AEST
Last Updated
24/02/2012 15:47 AEST
Citation
Roger Shivas (2010) Luzula Smut (Bauerago vuyckii) Updated on 2/24/2012 3:47:41 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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