Capnodiales » Extremaceae » Staninwardia

Staninwardia breviuscula

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.


Quarantine significance

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 unknownStaninwardia 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.



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