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The Genus Pithomyces in South Africa

W. F. O. Marasas, Ingrid H. Schumann
Bothalia | Vol 10, No 4 | a1556 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v10i4.1556 | © 1972 W. F. O. Marasas, Ingrid H. Schumann | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 November 1972 | Published: 17 November 1972

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Descriptions are given of South African isolates of  Pithomyces sacchari (Speg.) M. B. Ellis, Pithomyces chartarum (Berk. & Curt.) M. B. Ellis and  Pithomyces karoo  Marasas & Schumann, sp. nov.  P. sacchari and P. chartarum were isolated from Medicago sativa L. seed.  P. chartarum was also isolated from dead leaves of Lolium perenne L. and  Sporobolus capensis (Willd.) Kunth. plants from artificial pastures in the eastern Cape Province.  P. karoo was isolated from stems of Gnidia polycephala (C.A. Mey.) Gilg and  Rhigozum trichotomum Burch, from the Karoo, Cape Province and from Avena sativa L. stubble collected in the Orange Free State.


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