First report of Ceratocephalus falcatus smut caused by Urocystis eranthidis 

Vahid Roumi1*, Abbas Sharzei2


Symptoms of smut were observed on stems of Ceratocephalus falcatus plants collected from Maragheh, Northwest of Iran, in June 2016. Using morphological and molecular techniques, the fungus was identified as Urocystis eranthidis. To our knowledge, it is the first report of U. eranthidis from Iran and also the first record of the species on C. falcatus.

Keywords: Ceratocephalus falcatus, ITS, Iran, Stem smut, Urocystis eranthidis