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Stictographa lentiginosa

Stictographa lentiginosa (Lyell ex Leight.) Mudd, Man. Brit. Lich.: 226 (1861).

            ≡ Opegrapha lentiginosa Lyell ex Leight., Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., Ser. 2 13: 211 (1854)

Index Fungorum number: IF 406525; Facesoffungi number: FoF 07618, Fig. 1

Description: see Mudd (1861); Redinger (1938), Sanderson et al. (2009), Ertz and Diederich (2015).

Material examined: see Mudd (1861); Redinger (1938), Sanderson et al. (2009), Ertz and Diederich (2015[U1] ).

 

Fig. 1. Neophloeospora maculans (CBS 115123, observations in vitro; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a, c–d. Conidia. b. Conidiophores and conidia. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.

 

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Stictographa are lichenicolous and responsible for wood decay and forest ecosystems organic matter reintegration (Lonsdale et al. 2008).

 

Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Stictographa has not been investigated.

 

Quarantine significance

No biological agent from Stictographa has been reported.

 

Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Stictographa has not been investigated. Stictographa may produce important enzymes. More cultures of Stictographa is needed for further study.

 

Diversity of the genus

Stictographa comprises only one species known on beech (Fagaceae) in England. Stictographa is a poorly studied genus. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Stictographa.

 

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