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Phaeophloeosporella ekebergiae

Phaeophloeosporella ekebergiae (Syd. & P. Syd.) Crous & B. Sutton, S. Afr. J. Bot. 63(5): 281 (1997).

Cercosporella ekebergiae Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 12(3): 267 (1914)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 442667; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous and Sutton (1997); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Crous and Sutton (1997); Videira et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Phaeophloeosporella ekebergiae (CBS H-21431, holotype; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2013).  a, b. Conidiophores giving rise to conidia. c. Conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Phaeophloeosporella are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Phaeophloeosporella has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Phaeophloeosporella has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Phaeophloeosporella has not been studied. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Phaeophloeosporella comprises only one species known on Ekebergia sp (Meliaceae) in South Africa. Phaeophloeosporella is a poorly studied genus that needs recollecting.




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