Smut fungi of Ukraine, a checklist*
K. G. Savchenko1,2,** & V. P. Heluta1
1 M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 2 Tereshchenkivska St., Kyiv 01601, Ukraine
2 Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mt Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Savchenko K. G. & Heluta V. P. (2012) Smut fungi of Ukraine, a checklist. – Sydowia 64 (2): 281–300.
An overview of the smut fungi in Ukraine is presented based on several years of intensive collections, reexamination of materials from all major Ukrainian herbaria, and critical revision of literature data. All species recorded from the country are listed according to recent nomenclature changes. For each species, the list of host plants on which they were reported is included. Ukrainian smut mycobiota consists of 157 species. Among them, six species, i.e. and wererecorded as new for the country and four species, viz. , and were found on new hosts. The main genera of smut fungi for Ukraine are with 30 spp., with 24 spp., with 20 spp., with 19 spp., and with 17 spp. Of 27 genera recorded from Ukraine, 14 genera contain one species each. Furthermore, we compared the composition of smut fungi in Ukraine with those of well-documented adjacent and remote countries using the Tripartite Similarity Index. The results revealed a strong similarity between the smut biota of Ukraine and Central Europe.
Keywords: , biodiversity, Exobasidiomycetes, Microbotryales, Ustilaginomycetes.