Neopenidiella nectandrae (Crous, U. Braun & R.F. Castañeda) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 22 (2014)
≡ Penidiella nectandrae Crous, U. Braun & R.F. Castañeda, in Crous, Braun & Groenewald, Stud. Mycol. 58: 20 (2007)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807779; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Neopenidiella nectandrae (redrawn from Crous et al. 2007). a. Conidiophores. b. Ramoconidia. c. Secondary conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neopenidiella are foliicolous and can cause disease of host plants which show as leaf spots. They can also form mycelium on surface of leaves and affect the rate of photosynthesis.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neopenidiella.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neopenidiella.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neopenidiella is unknown. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Neopenidiella comprises only one species known on living leaves of Nectandra coriacea (Lauraceae) in Cuba. Many more species of Neopenidiella can be discovered in future studies.