Monographs Details: Gymnosporangium taianum F.Kern
Authority: Kern, Frank D. 1964. Lists and keys of the cedar rusts of the world. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 305-326.
Family:Pucciniaceae
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Teliis caulicoli, in ramulis viridibus ligneisque evolutis, matrice leviter tumescenti, ordinatis in ligneis, solitariis in viridibus; hemisphaericis, 1.5-3 mm diam., vel oblongis et linguiformibus, 2-3 mm altis, fusco-brunneis (''carob brown"); teliosporis medio 1-septatis, ellipsoideis vel oblongo-ellipsoideis, 24-30 X 53-67 µ, episporio 2-3 µ, cinnamomeo-brunneo, vel late ellipsoideis, 29-36 X 57-63 µ, episporio 3-4 µ, castaneo-brunneo; poris 4-6 vel pluribus in quaque cellula, in uno zono transverso prope a septo, aut in duobus zonis, ad apicem et ad basim uno vel duobus tantum; pedicello elongato.

Discussion:

Type. On Cupressus duclouxiana, Yunnan, Kunming, China, F. L. Tai et al. 8097 (Herbarium, Plant Pathology, National Tsing Hua University, Kunming).

Tai (Farlowia 3: 107. 1947) described this species in English. He knew that it did not agree with Gymnosporangium cunninghamianum but nevertheless referred it to that species. It is herein described as a new species. Tai cites three numbers, 8097, 8162, 8197. I designate 8097 as the type. Tai illustrated two teliospores (Farlowia 3: 137, fig. 8, 1947).