Plokamidomyces colensoi Bat., C.A.A. Costa & Cif., Atti Ist. bot. Univ. Lab. crittog. Pavia, sér. 5 15: 47 (1957).
Index Fungorum number: IF 533615; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Hughes (1972); Rossman et al. (2016).
Material examined: see Hughes (1972); Rossman et al. (2016).
Fig. 1. Plokamidomyces colensoi (re-drawn from Hughes 1972). a. Phialides borne in whorl at the ends of seta-like erect branches producing phialoconidia.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Plokamidomyces are pathogenic and may produce sooty mold disease, blotch and flyspeck, on fruit plants and other hosts (Hughes 1972)
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial use of Plokamidomyces have been reported.
No biocontrol agent from Plokamidomyces has been investigated.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Plokamidomyces is unknown. Fresh cultures are needed for further study.
Diversity of the genus
Plokamidomyces comprises only one species known on leaves of Olearia colorata (Asteraceae) in New Zealand. Plokamidomyces is a poorly studied genus and more species need to be discovered from comprehensive studies.