Madagascaromyces intermedius (Crous & M.J. Wingf.) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 376 (2017).
≡ Passalora intermedia Crous & M.J. Wingf., Persoonia 22: 88 (2009).
Index Fungorum number: IF 822762; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Madagascaromyces intermedius (re-drawn from Passalora intermedia (CPC 15745) from Crous et al. 2009). b, c. Scytalidium-like anamorph showing various shapes and maturity stages of arthroconidia segmenting from hyphae. e–f. Fusicoccum-like pycnidial conidia (arrow showing sheath). Scale bars: a–c = 50 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Madagascaromyces are saprobic or pathogenic on host plant. As saprobes, they help to maintain the nutrient cycle in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they form leaf spot on the host plant.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Madagascaromyces has not been investigated.
No biological agent from Madagascaromyces has been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Madagascaromyces has not been investigated. Madagascaromyces may produce important enzymes and toxins. This needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Madagascaromyces comprises only one species known on E. calmadulensis (Myrtaceae) from Madagascar. Comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Madagascaromyces.