Exopassalora zambiae (Crous & T.A. Cout.) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 380 (2017)
≡ Passalora zambiae Crous & T.A. Cout., in Crous, Groenewald, Mansilla, Hunter & Wingfield, Stud. Mycol. 50(1): 209 (2004)
Index Fungorum number: IF 822757; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017)
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)
Fig. 1. Exopassalora zambiae (CBS 112971, Crous et al. 2004) a Conidia and conidiogenous cells. b Germinating ascospores. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Exopassalora are phytopathogenic and cause leaf spot on various host plant.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Exopassalora.
Being pathogenic, Exopassalora may be of quarantine significance. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Exopassalora has been reported yet. Exopassalora may produce important enzymes. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Exopassalora comprises only one species known on leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (Myrtaceae) in Zambia. Exopassalora is a poorly studied genus. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Exopassalora.