prairie plant disease fungi, smut fungi, plant rusts, leaf spot fungi
During the 1980s and 1990s, collections of fungal parasites on above ground parts of prairie plants in Iowa were made throughout the growing seasons. This report presents the fungi recorded from three groups of Iowa tallgrass prairies. The western group was composed of Dinesen, Steele and Stinson Prairie State Preserves, a Loess Hills group of collecting sites in Five Ridge and Runkel Prairie State Preserves and prairies at Waubonsie State Park. 180 species of fungi were collected on 116 hosts from these prairies. A central Iowa group of prairies associated with the Des Moines Lobe landform, Anderson, Doolittle, Kalsow and Ames High (Pohl) Prairie State Preserves, yielded 162 species of fungi from 91 hosts. Two sand prairie state preserves, Cedar Hills and Marietta, provided 78 fungi on 54 hosts. 116 of the species encountered in the current study were not reported in a previous 1990 study of four northern Iowa prairies.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 2004 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Tiffany, Lois H. and Knaphus, George
"Plant Parasitic Fungi of Ten Tallgrass Prairies of Iowa: Distribution and Prevalence,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 111:
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol111/iss1/3