fungal plant parasites, prairie plants, rusts, smuts
Throughout the 1980's, most intensively during the past five years, collections of fungal parasites of prairie plants have been made at various times of the growing season from four prairie preserves, Cayler, Freda Haffner Kettlehole, Hayden, and Stinson prairies, in northern Iowa. A total of 216 species of parasitic fungi were collected on 129 prairie plant hosts. Ninety-nine of the fungi were not previously documented from Iowa. Also, fungus species previously reported were found on 72 host species not included in earlier records.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Tiffany, Lois H.; Shearer, Judy F.; and Knaphus, George
"Plant Parasitic Fungi of Four Tallgrass Prairies of Northern Iowa: Distribution and Prevalence,"
The Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 97:
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol97/iss4/13