New reports of rust fungi (Uredinales) from Sharan (Kaghan Valley), Pakistan

N.S. Afshan
2015 Plant Pathology & Quarantine  
During a survey of rust fungi of Sharan, Kaghan Valley, Puccinia tsinlingensis on Elymus semicostatus was collected and is described as a new record for Pakistan. Pucciniastrum agrimoniae, Melampsora populina subsp. populina and Puccinia coronata var. himalensis are reported as new records for Sharan (Kaghan Valley). Agrimonia eupatoria, Populus alba and Sporobolus coromandelianus are reported as new host plants from Pakistan for Pucciniastrum agrimoniae, Melampsora populina subsp. populina and
more » ... subsp. populina and Puccinia coronata var. himalensis, respectively. Previously, about 93 species of rust fungi were known from Kaghan Valley with only 28 rust taxa from Sharan. This study has raised the number of reported rust taxa of Sharan to 32.
doi:10.5943/ppq/5/2/1 fatcat:q6xcbrer3rd6lohgse6xol3uwm