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Orthobellus leguminosarum

Orthobellus leguminosarum A.A. Silva & Cavalc., in Silva, Cavalcante & Leal, Publicações. Instituto de Micologia da Universidade de Pernambuco 678: 5 (1973).

Index Fungorum number: IF 114373; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03702, Fig. 1

Description: see Phookamsak et al. (2016); Doilom et al. (2018).

Material examined: see Phookamsak et al. (2016); Doilom et al. (2018).

Fig. 1 Orthobellus leguminosarum (redrawn from Silva et al. 1973). a Herbarium specimen and habit on leaves. b Section of ascoma. c Mycelium. d Asci and ascospores. Scale bars: b = 50 µm, d = 10 µm.


Importance and distribution

Orthobellus comprises three species parasitic on Lauraceae and Leguminosae and was reported from South America (Brazil). They can invade a living host and obtain nutrition, frequently causing damage to the function and structure of the host (Phookamsak et al. 2016).




Phookamsak R, Boonmee S, Norphanphoun C, Wanasinghe DN et al. 2016 – Schizothyriaceae. Mycosphere 7, 154–189.

Silva AA, Cavalcante WA, Leal FB. 1973 – Um novo gênero da família Schizothyriaceae, em Leguminosae. Publicações do Instituto de Micologia da Universidade do Recife 691, 1–16.


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