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Scoriadopsis miconiae

Scoriadopsis miconiae J.M. Mend., in Stevens, Annls mycol. 28(5/6): 365 (1930).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 271033; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11053, Fig. 1

Description: see Stevens (1930); Chomnunti et al. (2011).

Notes: The holotype material was dry and in poor condition. No morphological characters were observed.

Material examined: Guyana, Tumatumari, on Miconia sp. (Melastomataceae), 10 July 1922, F.L Stevens (ILL00005815, holotype).

Fig. 1 Scoriadopsis miconiae (ILL00005815, holotype). a–d Herbarium material. Scale bars: c = 5000 μm, d = 1000 μm.


Importance and distribution

Scoriadopsis comprises only one species known on living leaves of Miconia (Melastomataceae) in South America (Guyana). It is a sooty mould that covers the plant leaves in black mycelia which reduces photosynthesis rates of host plants (Jouraeva et al. 2006).



Chomnunti P, Schoch C, Aguirre-Hudson B, Ko Ko T et al. 2011Capnodiaceae. Fungal Diversity 51, 103–134.

Jouraeva V, Johnson D, Hassett J, Nowak D, Shipunova N, Barbarossa D. 2006 Role of sooty mold fungi in accumulation of fine-particle-associated PAHs and metals on deciduous leaves. Environmental research 102, 272–282.

Stevens FL. 1930 Parasitic fungi of British Guiana, Trinidad and Costa Rica. Annales Mycologici 28, 365.


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