Castanedospora pachyanthicola (R.F. Castañeda & W.B. Kendr.) G. Delgado & A.N. Mill., in Delgado, Miller & Piepenbring, Cryptog. Mycol. 39(1): 118 (2018).
≡ Sporidesmium pachyanthicola R.F. Castañeda & W.B. Kendr., Univ. Waterloo Biol. Ser. 33: 45 (1990).
Index Fungorum number: IF 824584; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Delgado et al. (2018).
Material examined: see Delgado et al. (2018).
Fig. 1. Castanedospora pachyanthicola (from epitype; re-drawn from Delgado et al. 2018). a. Hyphae, conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia on MEA. Scale bar = 30 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Castanedospora are saprobic and helps in nutrient recycling in the environment.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Castanedospora has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Castanedospora has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Castanedospora has not been studied. This warrants further studies.
Diversity of the genus
Castanedospora comprises only one species known on dead leaves of Pachyanthus poiretii (Melastomataceae), dead leaf of Saw palmetto (Arecaceae) reported from Cuba and United States respectively. Castanedospora is still a poorly studied genus. Further studies are needed to discover more species of Castanedospora.