Cercoseptoria chamaesyces (F. Stevens & Dalbey) Petr., Annls mycol. 23(1/2): 69 (1925).
≡ Septoriopsis chamaesyces F. Stevens & Dalbey, Mycologia 11(1): 4 (1918) .
Index Fungorum number: IF 805835; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Petrak (1925), Deighton (1976,1987), and Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Petrak (1925), Deighton (1976,1987), and Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Cercoseptoria chamaesyces (re-drawn from Septoriopsis chamaesyces from Figs. 1, 2 in Stevens and Dalrey 2017). a, b. Sporodochia with conidia.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Cercoseptoria are pathogenic showing as leaf spots.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Cercoseptoria has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Cercoseptoria has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Cercoseptoria has not been studied. This warrants further research and fresh cultures.
Diversity of the genus
Cercoseptoria comprises fifteen species known on several host plants and plant families such as Annonaceae, Asteraceae, Balsaminaceae, Betulaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Meliaceae, Myrtaceae, Poaceae, Rosaceae, Solanaceae amongst others. Cercoseptoria has a worldwide geographical distribution such as Canada, Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Zambia amongst others. Further studies are needed to discover more species of Cercoseptoria as molecular data is lacking.