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Neocladosporium leucadendri

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.

Quarantine significance

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.


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