Capnodiales » Mycosphaerellaceae » Cyclodothis

Cyclodothis pulchella

Cyclodothis pulchella Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 11(3): 266 (1913).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 203336; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03699, Fig. 1

Description: see Sydow and sydow (1913).

Material examined: see Sydow and sydow (1913).



Fig. 1. Cyclodothis pulchella (re-drawn from Sydow and Sydow 1913). a. Appearance of stromata on host b. Cross section through a group of stromata. c. Vertical section through asoma. d. Asci. e. Ascospores.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Cyclodothis are pathogenic and cause leaf spot on the host.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Cyclodothis has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Cyclodothis has not been studied.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Cyclodothis has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Cyclodothis comprises two species. The distribution of C. pachysandrae cannot be located.  C. pulchella was found on leaf spots of Piper celtidiforme (Piperaceae) in Philippines. Many other regions have never been studied for the genus. Cyclodothis is still only poorly understood.



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