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Castanedospora pachyanthicola

Castanedospora pachyanthicola (R.F. Castañeda & W.B. Kendr.) G. Delgado & A.N. Mill., in Delgado et al., 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: FoF 09769,    Fig. 1

Description: see Delgado et al. (2018).

Material considered: see Delgado et al. (2018).

Fig. 1 Hyphae, conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia of Castanedospora pachyanthicola on MEA (from epitype; re-drawn from Delgado et al. 2018). Scale bar = 30 μm.

Importance and distribution

Castanedospora comprises only one species known on dead leaves of Pachyanthus poiretii (Melastomataceae) and Saw palmetto (Arecaceae) reported from the Caribbean (Cuba) and the United States respectively.



Delgado G, Miller A, Piepenbring M. 2018 – South Florida microfungi: Castanedospora, a new genus to accommodate Sporidesmium pachyanthicola (Capnodiales, Ascomycota). Cryptogamie Mycologie 39, 109–127.


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