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Exopassalora zambiae

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.


Quarantine significance

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.



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