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Vánky, Kálmán & Dana Berner. Microbotryum silybum sp. nov. (Microbotryales). Mycotaxon 85: 307 - 311. 2003.

ABSTRACT: During a study of plant pathogens as potential biological control agents of invasive Carduus and other thistles in the USA, a new species of Microbotryum, M. silybum, was discovered on Silybum marianum from Greece. A key to the seven Microbotryum species on Compositae is presented.

KEYWORDS: Microbotryum, smut fungi, new species, biological control

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