Capnodiales » Mycosphaerellaceae » Dearnessia

Dearnessia apocyni

Dearnessia apocyni Bubák, Hedwigia 58: 25 (1916).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 195568; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).

Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).



Fig. 1. Dearnessia apocyni (F43227, holotype; re-drawn from Quaedvlieg et al. 2013).  a. Conidia. b. Conidiogenous cells. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Dearnessia are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Dearnessia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Dearnessia has not been reported. Fresh collection is needed for future studies.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Dearnessia has not been studied.


Diversity of the genus

Dearnessia comprises only one species known on Apocynum androsaemifolium (Apocynaceae) in Canada. Dearnessia is still poorly studied. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Extensive studies are needed for species discovery.





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