Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

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Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by adampembs » Mon May 18, 2015 8:10 am

I took a look at the available literature for rusts & smuts and what is currently available. Would anyone like to share their thoughts on this? Or have an opinion on the books below. Or have any additional resources worth adding?

The wikipedia page is quite detailed http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_%28fungus%29
Illustrated Genera of Smut Fungi 3rd Edition 2014 Kálmán Vánky (ISBN: 9780890544280)
British Rust Fungi - Malcolm Wilson and DM Henderson (ISBN-13: 9780521279260)
Downy Mildews, Powdery Mildews, Smuts and Rusts - 1996 - Tom F Preece, BMS
Rust Fungus Red Data List and Census Catalogue for Wales - Ray G. Woods, R. Nigel Stringer, Debbie A. Evans and
Arthur O. Chater
(pdf) Checklist of British Rust Fungi -D.M.Henderson-A checklist of the Rust Fungi of the British Isles. British Mycological Society, RBG Kew (ISBN 0-9527704-4-X)
- Henderson, D.M. (2004). The Rust Fungi of the British Isles: A guide to identification by their host plants. British Mycological Society, RBG Kew (ISBN 0-9527704-9-0)
Microfungi on Land Plants - Ellis & Ellis 1997 ISBN 0855462469
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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by marksteer » Mon May 18, 2015 9:19 am

Nigel and Debbie recommended:

Ellis and Ellis Microfungi on Land Plants
Henderson Checklist of Rust Fungi
Henderson Guide to ID by Host Plant

The latter 2 are available as downloads on Gareth Griffith's waxcap website I think.

Also the Rust Fungus Red Data List and Census Catalogue for Wales that was available on Saturday seems a good read!
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Post by adampembs » Mon May 18, 2015 9:52 am

Added, except for Ellis & Ellis, which I think is ascomycetes only(?)
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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by marksteer » Mon May 18, 2015 10:42 am

I'm not sure but Nigel and Debbie definitely suggested it. I think it is quite expensive though and probably much above my level!
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Post by adampembs » Mon May 18, 2015 12:07 pm

Quite right, didn't realise it was so comprehensive. Also covers fungi parasitic on rust! What a diverse kingdom!
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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon May 18, 2015 12:12 pm

Probably the most comprehensive book currently available, (and mentioned above), is "British Rust Fungi" by Wilson & Henderson.
Originally published in 1966, but now available in paperback form as a 2011 reprint.

Ellis & Ellis "Microfungi on Land Plants", (also mentioned above), does include all genera of fungi that grow on plants. (Not just ascomycetes).
It is an exceptionally useful, if somewhat pricy book, and it does contain a great many species, including a great many rusts.
It must be noted though, that it is not "completely comprehensive", (no single fungi book ever could be), and at times, will not include the species you find.

There is also:-
"Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi - 3rd Edition" - by George B. Cummins and Yasuyuki Hiratsuka.
http://www.apsnet.org/apsstore/shopapsp ... 43046.aspx
and:-
"Ultrastructure of Rust Fungi" - by Larry J. Littlefield, and Michele C. Heath.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultrastructure- ... 0124334237, but that one might be a little esoteric for some, as it mainly deals with the topic at Electron Microscopy level.

"Fungi - Ascomycetes, Ustilaginales, Uredinales" - by Helen-Gwynne-Vaughan, although published in 1922, is still useful, and is currently available in paperback form.
https://www.nhbs.com/browse/search?titl ... ne+vaughan

Out of print books that can still be found in the used book market include: -
"The British Rust Fungi", by W. G. Grove (1913)
"A Monograph of the British Uredineae and Ustilagineae", by Charles B. Plowright (1889)
"Mildews, Rusts, and Smuts", by George and Ivy Massee (1913)
"Microscopic Fungi - Rust, Smut, Mildew, & Mould", by M. C. Cooke (1898)

These four out of print books can also be had as modern day reissues, but beware, most such reissues are created by scanning and optical character recognition processes, which often leads to missing illustrations, very feint pages, and incorrect or missing characters from the text. (Far better in my opinion to seek out usable copies of the original books).

It is though, worth noting that excellent pdf downloads of the original four books can be freely had from the Internet Archive website. See:-
https://archive.org/details/cu31924000499115 - Grove
https://archive.org/details/monographofbrit00plow - Plowright
https://archive.org/details/rustsmutmildewmo001cook - Cooke
(The Massee book is available somewhere in the Archive site, but I can't find it at present)
On the pages brought up by the links, there is a download options table at right hand side - pdf being one of those options.

NB: Links to book details are for information only, and confer no allegiance to any specific supplier. Books may be obtained from other suppliers from whom prices and availability may differ.

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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by rustbucket » Mon May 18, 2015 6:09 pm

If you can get a second hand copy- Dutch Rust Fungi by Termorshuizen and Swertz (2011) is very good (equivalent to Wilson & Henderson 1966 with pictures and a few more European species and good introductory chapters.

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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by rustbucket » Tue May 19, 2015 1:09 pm

Just testing out my ability to load up an image and get free p0ublicity!

Link to the new Red Data List of Rusts for Wales is:=

http://www.aber.ac.uk/waxcap/downloads/ ... tWales.pdf

with pretty cover..... and lovely pictures (mostly taken by Debbie E)
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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by marksteer » Tue May 19, 2015 3:31 pm

Hi Nigel,

This is a very interesting publication - many thanks for giving me a copy.
I will have to try to get a copy of the Dutch book - looks like it will be very useful. Also the Henderson books.
I found Puccinia sessilis on Arum maculatum yesterday - not very species specific and very common I think.

Oh dear any tablets for Rust bugs OCD?

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Re: Literature & resources for rusts and smuts

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue May 19, 2015 7:44 pm

For the beginner with an interest in rusts, Debbie Evans (A member of the UK Fungi forum!) has written an excellent series of illustrated articles which can be found in the online newsletters of the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group. - They can be downloaded as pdf's.

Debbie would be far too modest to mention this herself - so I'm doing it - they are well worth reading. ;)

The articles can be found by clicking on the issue numbers (the ones with lines underneath are hyperlinks) at the bottom of this page: -
http://www.herefordfungi.org/news.html - See specifically, issues 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27.

NB: I have difficulty with the HFSG website, and have to view it at 150% zoom in order to see the pages correctly - I don't know whether others will need to do the same.

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