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Fumiglobus ficinus

Fumiglobus ficinus (Bat., Nascim. & Cif.) D.R. Reynolds & G.S. Gilbert [as 'ficina'], Cryptog. Mycol. 27(3): 253 (2006).

Asbolisia ficina Bat., Nascim. & Cif., in Batista & Ciferri, Quad. Lab. crittogam., Pavia 31: 41 (1963).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 543697; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11063, Fig. 1

Description: see Reynolds and Gilbert (2006).

Material examined: see Reynolds and Gilbert (2006).

Fig. 1 Fumiglobus spp. (re-drawn from Fig. 2 D–G in Bose et al. 2014). a Mycelium on surface of leaf. b Mature intercalary pycnidium. c Portion of a moniliform hypha. d Conidia. Scale bars: a = 2 cm, b = 10 µm, c, d = 5 µm.


Importance and distribution

Fumiglobus species are saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. They also form mycelium that covers leaves blocking light and reducing photosynthesis (Reynolds and Gilbert 2006). Fumiglobus comprises six species known on six host plants and plant families namely Araliaceae, Cyphellophoraceae, Ericaceae, Meliolaceae, Moraceae and Piperaceae. Fumiglobus has been reported from Asia (India), Caribbean (Puerto Rico), Central America (Panama), North America (British Columbia) and South America (Brazil).



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