Vol 52, No 2 (2017)

Cover Page

On the cover New species of rust fungi Skierka himalayensis A. K. Gautam & S. Avasthi, sp. nov., reported for the first time from leaves of Pistacia integerrima in India. The genus Skierka was defined by Polish scientist Marian Raciborski. The name refers to the person of Skierka, a hero of a fairy-tale fantasy Balladyna written by Juliusz Słowacki, Polish dramatist, poet, and philosopher.

[Authors: Ajay Kumar Gautam, Shubhi Avasthi]