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Petrophila incerta

Petrophila incerta de Hoog & Quaedvl., in Crous et al., Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 130 (2019).

Index Fungorum number: IF 829423; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11119, Fig. 1

Description: see Egidi et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2019).

Material examined: see Egidi et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2019).

Fig. 1 Petrophila incerta (CBS 118608 = TRN139b, holotype, re-drawn from Egidi et al. 2014). Conidiophores and conidiogenous cells producing uniseptate conidia, with longitudinal septum (arrow). Scale bar = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Petrophila comprises only one species known on rocks in Europe (Spain). It plays a role in weathering, biofouling, and biodeterioration of bare rocks (Ruibal et al. 2018).




Crous PW, Schumacher RK, Akulov A, Thangavel R et al. 2019 – New and Interesting Fungi. 2. Fungal systematics and evolution 3, 57–134.

Egidi E, Hoog S, Isola D, Onofri S et al. 2014 – Phylogeny and taxonomy of meristematic rock-inhabiting black fungi in the Dothideomycetes based on multi-locus phylogenies. Fungal Diversity 65, 127–165.

Ruibal C, Selbmann L, Avci S, Martin-Sanchez P, Gorbushina A. 2018 –Roof-Inhabiting Cousins of Rock-Inhabiting Fungi: Novel Melanized Microcolonial Fungal Species from Photocatalytically Reactive Subaerial Surfaces. Life 8, 30.


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