A new book on "The Smut and Allied Fungi of Wales: A Guide, RDL and Census Catalogue" has been published. All the authors are very pleased with the end result and hope it will prove of interest to fellow mycologists and to botanists.
The book follows the same format as their 2015 "Rust Fungus RDL and Census Catalogue for Wales", (available to download), giving a conservation status for all the Smuts etc. that have been found in Wales to date.
However, this volume is also designed for use as a field guide with every species found in Wales described with photos, both macro and micro, of many of them. The book includes a census catalogue listed by species and by host with the aim that once the host is identified, the Smut or Allied species infecting it can also be named. We hope this might be of interest to anyone with an interest in fungal plant diseases and it is at a very affordable price compared to any other books in print on this group of fungi.
The book has 83 pages and is in softback A4 format. Copies can be obtained direct from Ray Woods and will also be available via Summerfield Books and NHBS.