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.
No disease has been reported from Alanphillipsia.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Alanphillipsia has not being investigated. Future 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.