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Leptoguignardia onobrychidis

Leptoguignardia onobrychidis E. Müll., Sydowia 9(1-6): 217 (1955).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 299536; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Liu et al. (2012).

Material examined: see Liu et al. (2012).



Fig. 1. Leptoguignardia onobrychidis (holotype; re-drawn from Sydowia 1955).  a. Section through ascostromata. b. Ascospores.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Leptoguignardia are saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Leptoguignardia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Leptoguignardia has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Leptoguignardia has not been studied. This warrants further research.


Diversity of the genus

Leptoguignardia comprises two species. L. onobrychidis is known on dead stems of Onobrychis montana (Fabaceae) in France. L. alginensis is reported from dead stem in Yunnan, China. many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Future studies are likely to discover more species of Leptoguignardia.


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