Isariopsis pusilla Fresen., Beitr. Mykol. 3: 87 (1863).
Index Fungorum number: IF 155778; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Braun (1998); Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Braun (1998); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Isariopsis pusilla (re-drawn from page 346 in Bernhard 1895). a. Conidiophores giving rise to conidia. b. Conidia.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Isariopsis are phytoparasitic causing leaf blights. Isariopsis leaf spot is common in tropical and subtropical grapes (Vitis).
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Isariopsis has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Isariopsis has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Isariopsis has not been studied. This warrants further studies.
Diversity of the genus
Isariopsis comprises six species known on several host plants and plant families such as Annonaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Fabaceae, Lauraceae, Malpighiaceae, Menispermaceae, Oleaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae, Vitaceae. Isariopsis has a wide host and geographical distribution. Isariopsis has been reported from countries such as Angola, Australia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Eastern states, El Salvador, Florida, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Iceland, Idaho, India, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico, Mississippi, Montana, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Panama, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Texas, United, Kingdom, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wisconsin, Zambia amongst others. Isariopsis is still poorly understood as molecular data is unavailable. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Isariopsis.