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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology

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PEREIRA, Olinto L.; CAVALLAZZI, José R.P.; ROLLEMBERG, Christtianno L.  and  KASUYA, Maria C.M.. Sphenospora Kevorkianii, a rust fungus (Uredinales: Raveneliaceae) on the orchid Pleurothallis mentigera. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2002, vol.33, n.2, pp.155-156. ISSN 1517-8382.

A rust disease on the Brazilian orchid Pleurothallis mentigera was found in Mata do Jambreiro, a tropical forest in Minas Gerais State, caused by a fungus identified as Sphenospora kevorkianii Linder is described. P. mentigera Kraenzl. is added to S. kevorkianii host range.

Keywords : Pleurothallis mentigera; Sphenospora kervokianii; Orchidaceae; rust; taxonomy.

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