Thecaphora solani

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Thecaphora solani
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Ustilaginomycetes
Order: Urocystales
Family: Glomosporiaceae
Genus: Thecaphora
Species: T. solani
Binomial name
Thecaphora solani
Barrus, (1944)

Angiosorus solani Thirum. & M.J. O'Brien, (1974)
Thecaphora solani (Thirum. & M.J. O'Brien) Mordue, (1988)
Thecaphora solani (Thirum. & M.J. O'Brien) Vánky, (1988)

Thecaphora solani, potato smut, is a fungal plant pathogen. It affects plants, primarily potatoes, in the Andean part of South America. The disease of potatoes that it causes is economically important (there have been reports of crop losses up to 80 percent in South America).[1][2]


  1. ^ Vánky, Kálmán (1994) European smut fungi, p. 229
  2. ^ Cannon & Kirk (2007) Fungal Families of the World, p. 139

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