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.
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.