Staninwardia breviuscula B. Sutton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 57(3): 541 (1971)
Index Fungorum number: IF 331874; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Sutton (1971); Summerell et al. (2006)
Material examined: see Sutton (1971); Summerell et al. (2006)
Fig. 1. Staninwardia breviuscula (IMI 139473, redrawn from Sutton 1971) a Conidia. b Conidial chains and conidiogenous cells c Vertical section of acervulus. Scale bars: b = 20 µm, c = 100 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Staninwardia are pathogenic and form lesions on surface of hosts which shows as spots. They cause great losses of economically important plants such as Eucalyptus species. Staninwardia sp has also been isolated as endophyte from coffee (Coffea arabica L.) (Fernandes et al. 2009).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Staninwardia.
Staninwardia cause small circular lesions on Eucalyptus species. No biocontrol agent has yet been discovered from Staninwardia.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Staninwardia is unknown. Staninwardia may produce important enzymes, toxins that needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Staninwardia comprises two species known on one host plant (Eucalyptus) and plant family (Myrtaceae). Staninwardia is known from India, Mauritius and Sri Lanka (Sutton 1980). Staninwardia is a poorly studied genus that warrants more species discovery.