Berteromyces aeneus Cif., Sydowia 8(1-6): 267 (1954).
Index Fungorum number: IF 293665; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, Fig. 1
Description: see Ciferri (1954); Phengsintham et al. (2013).
Material examined: see Ciferri (1954); Phengsintham et al. (2013).
Fig. 1. Berteromyces aeneus (re-drawn from Ciferri 1954). a. Sterile tufts. b. Conidia. c. Fertile tips of the conidiophores. d. Conidiophores.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Berteromyces are pathogenic causing leaf spots on the host.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Berteromyces has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Berteromyces has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Berteromyces has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Berteromyces comprises only one species known on Cassia indecora (Fabaceae), Parodiopsidaceae and Senna bicapsularis (Fabaceae). Berteromyces has been reported from Dominican Republic and Uganda. Berteromyces is still a poorly studied genus and more species discovery is needed.