European smut fungi.
This book covers the 400 known smut fungi (Ustilaginales) of Europe belonging to 28 genera. A further 70 species still unknown in Europe and 82 doubtful or excluded species are also included. There is a description of each species and the descriptions are complemented by 220 drawings and more than 770 photographs of spores as seen in TEM, SEM or light microscopy. Keys to genera and species, a host plant/smut list and a fungus list are provided. Gaps in knowledge on certain species or groups of taxa are mentioned. For economically important smuts control measures are given. More than 2700 papers are cited in the book.