Mycosystema 3: 57-66, 1990


THE GENUS FRANZPETRAKIA (USTILAGINALES)

GUO LIN, KALMAN VANKY and J. ELIZABETH M. MORDUE
Systematic Mycologh & Lichenology Laboratory, Institute of Microbiology, Academia Sinica, Beijing Universitat Tubingen, Institut fur Biologie I, Lehrstuhl Spezielle Botanik. Auf der Morgenstelle1, D-7400 Tubingen, Federal Republic of Germany CAB International Mycological Institute, Ferry Lane, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3AF, UK


ABSTRACT: A revised description of the genus Franzpetrakia is proviede, based on F. microstegii (type on Microstegium sp.) and F. okudairae comb. nov. (syn. Ustilago okudairae, type on Coix lacryma-jobi). Problems of spore germination, synonyms, similarities and dissmilarities between different taxa are discussed. The genus Frazpetrakia is new to China and Japan, P. microstegii is new to China.