Asteromidium imperspicuum Speg., Anal. Soc. cient. argent. 26(1): 66 (1888).
Index Fungorum number: IF 197930; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see e Spegazzini (1888), Quaedvlieg et al. (2013) and Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Spegazzini (1888), Quaedvlieg et al. (2013) and Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Asteromidium imperspicuum (redrawn from Sutton 1980). a. conidiogenous cell. b. Conidia. Scale bar = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Asteromidium are plant pathogenic and cause leaf spots.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Asteromidium has not been investigated.
The importance of Asteromidium in quarantine purposes has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Asteromidium has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed for further research.
Diversity of the genus
Asteromidium comprises three species known on two host plants and plant families namely Bignoniaceae and Poaceae. Asteromidium is reported from Brazil and Hong Kong. Comprehensive studies are needed for discovery of new species. Attempt must be made for recollection of the type species to confirm the status of the genus.