Neoceratosperma eucalypti Crous & Cheew., in Crous et al., Persoonia 32: 257 (2014)
Index Fungorum number: IF 808936; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2014).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2014).
Fig. 1. Neoceratosperma eucalypti (CBS H-21712, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2014) a–d conidiophores and conidia (note sympodial proliferation, and conidia with distoseptation). Conidia. Scale bar: a–d = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neoceratosperma are pathogenic and cause disease on host substrate.
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial application of Neoceratosperma.
No biocontrol agent from Neoceratosperma has been identified so far. Being pathogenic, they may have potential in biocontrol purposes. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neoceratosperma is unknown. Neoceratosperma may produce important enzymes and toxins that trigger disease in host plants.
Diversity of the genus
Neoceratosperma comprises six species known on six host plants and four plant families namely Cyatheaceae, Eucalypteae, Menispermaceae and Rubiaceae. Neoceratosperma has been reported from China (Yunnan), Laos, Minas Gerais, New South Wales, Rio de Janeiro and Thailand. More species of Neoceratosperma can be discovered in future studies.