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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Ustilaginomycetes
Order: Ustilaginales
Family: Ustilaginaceae
Genus: Bambusiomyces
Vánky (2011)
Type species
Bambusiomyces shiraianus
(Henn.) K.Vánky (2011)

Ustilago shiraiana Henn. (1900)

Bambusiomyces is a fungal genus in the family Ustilaginaceae. It was circumscribed in 2011 to contain the smut fungus formerly known as Ustilago shiraina, originally described by German mycologist Paul Christoph Hennings from Japan in 1900.[2] The fungus was originally found growing on wild Japanese bamboo, Bambusa veitchii, but has since been isolated from several plants belonging to tribe Bambuseae in the grass family Poaceae. In addition to Japan, it is also found in China and other locales in southeast Asia, and has been introduced to the United States.[1]


  1. ^ a b Vánky K. (2011). "Bambusiomyces, a new genus of smut fungi" (PDF). Mycologia Balcanica 8: 141–5. 
  2. ^ Hennings P. (1900). "Fungi japonici". Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28 (3): 259–80 (see p. 260). 

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