Cercosperma arnaudii B. Sutton & Hodges, Nova Hedwigia 35(4): 800 (1983) .
Index Fungorum number: IF 805835; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Sutton and Hodges (1981); Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Sutton and Hodges (1981); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Cercosperma longispora (MUBL 3072, holotype; re-drawn from Dorai and Vittal 1988). a. Yung developing and mature conidia. b. Branched abnormal conidium. c, d. Mature conidia. e, f. Conidia showing direct origin from the mycelium.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Cercosperma are saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Cercosperma has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Cercosperma has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Cercosperma has not been studied. This warrants further research.
Diversity of the genus
Cercosperma comprises two species. C. arnaudii was found on dead leaves of Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) in Brazil. C. longispora has been reported from dead leaves of Eucalyptus tereticornis (Myrtaceae) in Tamil Nadu, India. Cercosperma seems to be host specific. The diversity of Cercosperma is still poorly known and various Eucalyptus host should be sampled in an attempt to discover more Cercosperma species.