A description of a new red-pigmented non-ballistosporogenous teliospor
e-forming yeast is given. The yeast does not mate with the other speci
es of the genus Rhodosporidium and differs from them by teliospore or
metabasidium morphology, by physiological properties and by sensitivit
y to Rhodotorula mucilaginosa mycocins. The type strain of Rhodosporid
ium babjevae is VKM Y-2275, the allotype one is VKM Y-2276.