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Some Fungi of India

Nature volume 162, pages 271272 (14 August 1948) | Download Citation



SIX new species of fungi occurring in Mysore have been described by M. J. Thirmulachar (Trans. Brit. Mycol. Soc., 31, 1; July 1947). Sphaceloma santali attacks the leaves of the sandal tree; S. osyridis parasitizes leaves of Osyris Wightiana ; S. oleanderi produces an anthracnose on oleander, and S. curcumce causes leaf-spot of wild turmerics. Cladochytrium aneurœ is an interesting species weakly parasitic within the thallus of a liverwort (Aneura sp.), and Leptosphceria porellœ causes wilting of the bryophyte Porella. Mycological descriptions of the new species are given. Two further new species of Physalospora attacking Pterolobium indicum and Heterostemma tanjorense, two species of Septoria parasitizing Erythrina sp. and Thespesia populnea, with Cereospora adinœ on its name host, are fully described by T. S. and K. Ramakrishnan (Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci., B, 26, No. 1, 7; July 1947).

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