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Alanphillipsia aloes

Alanphillipsia aloes Crous & M.J. Wingf., in Crous et al., Persoonia 31: 197 (2013)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 805817; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous et al. (2013).

Material examined:  see Crous et al. (2013).

 

 

Fig. 1. Alanphillipsia aloes (CBS H-21418, holotype redrawn from Crous et al. 2013) a−d Conidiogenous cells, paraphyses, macro- and microconidia. Scale bars: a−d = 10 µm.

 

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Alanphillipsia are saprobic and help in replenishing the environment with nutrients. They are involved in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem.

 

Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications for Alanphillipsia.

 

Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Alanphillipsia.

 

Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Alanphillipsia has not being investigatedFuture studies are warranted.

 

Diversity of the genus

Alanphillipsia comprises five species known on four host plants and two plant families namely Asphodelaceae and Euphorbiaceae. Alanphillipsia is reported only from South Africa. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. More species can be discovered in the future.

 

 

 

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