Neocladosporium leucadendri (Crous) J.D.P. Bezerra, Sand.-Den., Souza-Motta & Crous, in Bezerra, Sandoval-Denis, Paiva, Silva, Groenewald, Souza-Motta & Crous, IMA Fungus 8(1): 87 (2017).
≡ Toxicocladosporium leucadendri Crous, in Crous, Summerell, Shivas, Romberg, Mel'nik, Verkley & Groenewald, Persoonia 27: 157 (2011).
Index Fungorum number: IF 820267; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Bezerra et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Bezerra et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Neocladosporium leucadendri (CBS 131317, ex-type culture; redrawn from Bezerra et al. 2017). a–e. Conidiophores giving rise to chains of conidia. Scale bar = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neocladosporium are pathogenic on host plant and may cause shoot blight diseases (Bezerra et al. 2017).
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial use of Neocladosporium have been reported.
No biocontrol agent from Neocladosporium has been investigated. Endophytic Neocladosporium may have the potential to control some pathogen. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
Neocladosporium may produce important compounds and toxins responsible for blight and spots on the host. Further studies are needed for identification of those chemicals.
Diversity of the genus
Neocladosporium comprises only one species known on Leucadendron sp. (Proteaceae) in South Africa. Neocladosporium is still poorly studied and numerous new taxa remain to be described.