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Cercostigmina concentrica

Cercostigmina concentrica (Cooke & Ellis) U. Braun, Cryptog. bot. 4(1): 108 (1993).

Cercospora concentrica Cooke & Ellis, Grevillea 5(no. 35): 90 (1877).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 361950; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Braun et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Braun et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Cercostigmina concentrica (NY 1102862; re-drawn from Pseudocercospora concentrica in Fig. 63 from Braun et al. 2014).  a. Conidiophore fascicle. b. Conidiophores. c. Conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Cercostigmina are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots on various hosts.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Cercostigmina has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Cercostigmina has not been reported. Cercostigmina may have potential to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Cercostigmina has not been studied. This warrants further research.


Diversity of the genus

Although there are 18 Cercostigmina epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as most of the species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Mycosphaerella and Pseudocercospora. Cercostigmina comprises three species known on several host plants such as Apocynaceae, Asparagaceae, Fabaceae, Meliaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae and Rutaceae. Cercostigmina has been reported mainly from Australia, New Jersey, South Africa, Ukraine and Utah. The diversity of Cercostigmina is still poorly studied and extensive studies are required for more species discovery.



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