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Table 1 Microbotryum specimens, with host plants, spore size range, mean spore size with standard deviation, GenBank accesion numbers, and reference specimens used in this study. All sites are in vice-county 110, Outer Hebrides (Scotland).

From: Anther smuts of Silene acaulis and S. uniflora in the Outer Hebrides, including an assessment of ITS genotypes of Microbotryum silenes-acaulis

Species Host species Spore size range (µm) Mean spore size with standard deviation (µm) GenBank acc. no. (ITS/LSU) Reference specimens 1
Microbotryum silenes-acaulis Silene acaulis (6.0−)7.0–8.5(−10.0) × 6.0–7.5(−8.5) 7.8 ±0.8 × 6.9 ± 0.6 JN223408/ JN223413 Loch a’ Bheannaich, Lewis, NB0387 3776, 7 May 2010, P.A. Smith, TUB 019585
  Silene acaulis (7.0−)7.5–9.5 × (6.0−) 7.0–8.0(−8.5) 8.0 ± 0.7 × 7.4 ± 0.5 JN223406/ JN223411 Mangersta sands, Lewis, NB0132 3112,1 May 2010, P.A. Smith, TUB 019586
  Silene acaulis (6.0−)7.0–9.0(−11.0) &#00D7; (5.5−)6.5–7.5(−8.0) 8.1 ± 1.1 × 7.0 ± 0.6 JN223407/ JN223412 Mangersta Radio Station, Lewis, NB004 331,4 May 2010, P.A. Smith, TUB 019587
  Silene acaulis 6.0–8.5 × 6.0–7.5 7.2 ± 0.7 × 6.5 ± 0.4 N/A Druim a’ Bheannaich, Lewis, NB0338, 7 May 2010, leg. P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59018
  Silene acaulis 6.5–11.5(−12.0) × 6.0–9.0(−10.0) 8.3±1.5 × 7.5±0.9 N/A Ceartabhal, summit, N. Harris, 550 m, NB043127, 17 June 2013, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59019
  Silene acaulis No specimen available No specimen available No specimen available Camas Geodhachan an Duilisg, Aird Uig, Lewis, 20 m, NB0448 3845, 29 April 2010, P.A. Smith, not preserved
Microbotryum silenes-inflatae Silene uniflora (5.5−)7.0–8.5 × (5.5−) 6.5−8.0 7.7 ± 0.7 × 7.0 ± 0.6 JN223404/ JN223409 Sgiogarstaigh, Lewis, NB56L, 31 July 2009, P.A. Smith, TUB 019589
  Silene uniflora 7.0–9.0(−11.0) × (6.0−) 7.0–8.5(−10.0) 8.5 ± 0.9 × 7.7 ± 0.8 JN223405/ JN223410 Leum Langa, Lewis, NB560572, 6 Aug. 2009, P.A. Smith, TUB 019588
  Silene uniflora (6.0−)6.5–8.5 × (5.5−) 6.0–7.5 7.2 ± 0.7 × 6.7 ± 0.5 KY321304/ KY321305 Gasgeir, NA8711, 13 July 2012, M. Inglis, KRAM F-59020
  Silene uniflora 6.5–9.0 × (6.0−)6.5–8.5 7.4 ± 0.9 × 6.9 ± 0.7 N/A Pabaigh Mor, Lewis, NB13E, 30 June 2008, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59021
  Silene uniflora 6.5–9.5 × 6.5–8.5(−9.0) 7.7 ± 0.8 × 7.4 ± 0.7 N/A Lingail Mor, Uig, Lewis, NB027345, 1 July 2008, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59022
  Silene uniflora 6.0–7.5 × (5.5−)6.0–7.0 6.7 ± 0.5 × 6.4 ± 0.4 N/A Bearasaigh, Loch Roag, Lewis, NB14G, 3 July 2008, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59023
  Silene uniflora 6.5–9.5 × 6.0–8.5 7.5 ± 0.9 × 6.9 ± 0.7 N/A Flodaigh, Loch Roag, Lewis, NB14F, 3 July 2008, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59024
  Silene uniflora (6.0−)6.5–8.0 × 6.0–7.5 7.1 ± 0.6 × 6.7 ± 0.4 N/A Seana Cnoc, Loch Roag, Lewis, NB14B, 3 July 2008, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59025
  Silene uniflora 6.5–8.0 × (5.5−)6.0– 7.5(−8.0) 7.1 ± 0.6 × 6.7 ± 0.6 N/A Knoch Ibidale, sea cliff, Lewis, NB5413 3161, 24 April2 014, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59026
  Silene uniflora 6.5–8.5 × 6.5–7.5(−8.5) 7.6 ± 0.6 × 7.0 ± 0.5 N/A Loch Eirearaigh, shingle bank, Lewis, NB32783 50700, 30 July 2016, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59027
  Silene uniflora (6.5−)7.0–8.5(−10.0) × 6.5–8.0(−9.5) 7.9 ± 0.9 × 7.4 ± 0.7 N/A Aird Bheag Bhragair, cliff, Lewis, NB27833 49633, 3 August 2016, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59028
  Silene uniflora (5.5−)6.5–7.5(−8.5) × (5.5−)6.0–7.0(−8.0) 7.1 ± 0.7 × 6.7 ± 0.5 N/A Liongam, by loch, NA996 197, 11 August 2016, P.A. Smith, KRAM F-59029
  1. 1KRAM F, Mycological Collections, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland; TUB, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany.