Hyphoconis sterilis Egidi & Quaedvl., in Crous, Schumacher, Akulov, Thangavel, Hernández-Restrepo, Carnegie, Cheewangkoon, R; Wingfield, Summerell, Quaedvlieg, Coutinho, Roux, Wood, Giraldo & Groenewald, Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 127 (2019)
Index Fungorum number: IF 829399; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Egidi et al. (2013).
Material examined: see Egidi et al. (2013).
Fig. 1. Hyphoconis sterilis (CBS 118321=TRN287; redrawn from Egidi et al. 2013). a, b. Septate, dark brown hyphae. Scale bar: a, b = 10µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Hyphoconis are melanized rock inhabiting fungi and saprobes. They help in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Hyphoconis has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Hyphoconis has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Hyphoconis has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Currently, Hyphoconis comprises only one species known from rock in Spain. Hyphoconis is a poorly studied genus. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Hyphoconis.