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Melaspileopsis diplasiospora

Melaspileopsis diplasiospora (Nyl.) Ertz & Diederich, Fungal Diversity 71: 161 (2015).

 ≡ Opegrapha diplasiospora Nyl., Acta Soc. Sci. fenn. 7(2): 476 (1863).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 395316; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Ertz and Diederich (2015); Dai et al. (2018).

Material examined: see Ertz and Diederich (2015); Dai et al. (2018).



Fig. 1. Melaspileopsis diplasiospora (Colombia, Lindig 846, PC, lectotype, re-drawn from Fig. 5s–t in Ertz and Diederich 2015). a Asci with ascospores. b Melaspileopsis cf. diplasiospora (Azores, Pico, Ertz 16624) periphyses, in K/I. Scale bars: a = 20 μm, b = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Melaspileopsis are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial use of Melaspileopsis has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Melaspileopsis.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Melaspileopsis has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Melaspileopsis comprises only one species known on Graphis elegans (Graphidaceae) from South and Central America, the British Isles, Macaronesia, Australasia and South East Asia. Melaspileopsis may comprise many more species that awaits discovery.



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