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Denticularia modesta

Denticularia modesta (Syd.) Deighton, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 59(3): 422 (1972).

Cladosporium modestum Syd., Annls mycol. 37(3): 252 (1939)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 312857; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Deighton (1972); Ellis (1976); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Deighton (1972); Ellis (1976); Videira et al. (2017).




Fig. 1. Denticularia modesta (CBS H-21431, holotype; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2013).  a, b. Conidiophores giving rise to conidia. c. Conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Denticularia are parasitic showing as leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Denticularia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Denticularia has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Denticularia has not been studied. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Denticularia comprises 7 species known on five host plants and plant families namely Anacardiaceae, Asteracaeae, Euphorbiaceae, Fagaceae and Moraceae. Denticularia is reported from Japan, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Wisconsin. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. More species of Denticularia can be discovered from future studies.







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