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Ukr. Bot. J. 2018, 75(2): 187–190
Mycological Records

First records of Uromyces glycyrrhizae (Pucciniales) in Ukraine

Tykhonenko Yu.Ya., Vakarenko L.P.

Epiphytotic development of a new for Ukraine rust fungus Uromyces glycyrrhizae was recorded in May and September 2017 on the eastern shore of Kuyalnik Estuary (Odesa Region, Ukraine) on Glycyrrhiza glabra, a species listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine. Hitherto, the fungus was reported for Europe, northern Africa, Asia and North America. The reason why U. glycyrrhizae was recorded in Ukraine only recently remains unclear, but taking into account that this species in Europe is confined to its warmer part, climate change might be argued as a cause of this. The article is illustrated by original micrographs.

Keywords: rust fungi, Glycyrrhiza glabra, distribution, morphology

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