Melanotaenium endogenum (Unger) de Bary
(bedstraw smut)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMelanotaenium endogenum (bedstraw smut)
GenusMelanotaenium (a genus of smut fungi)
FamilyMELANOTAENIACEAE (a family of smut fungi)
OrderUSTILAGINALES (an order of smut fungi)
SubclassUSTILAGINOMYCETIDAE (a subclass of smut fungi)
ClassUSTILAGINOMYCETES (smut fungi and relatives)
SubphylumUSTILAGINOMYCOTINA (a subphylum of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references relevant to Melanotaenium endogenum (Bedstraw Smut)

Melanotaenium endogenum (Bedstraw Smut) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 9 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Melanotaenium endogenum (Bedstraw Smut)
Rarely recorded in recent years but apparently widespread, at least formerly. Many records were coastal or sand dunes.
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