Pseudophaeophleospora stonei (Crous) C. Nakash., Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 311 (2017)
Index Fungorum number: IF 501266; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017); Crous et al. (2019)
Material examined: Videira et al. (2017); Crous et al. (2019)
Fig. 1. Pseudophaeophleospora stonei (CBS 120830; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2019) a Conidiogenous cells. c Conidia. Scale bar: a, b = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Pseudophaeophleospora are phytopathogenic and may cause disease on their host. They can also shape the succession of vegetation and improve the biodiversity of forests and grasslands (Termorshuizen 2016)
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial application of Pseudophaeophleospora.
No biocontrol agent from Pseudophaeophleospora has been identified so far. Pseudophaeophleospora may be a possible biological control agent for other plant pathogenic fungi. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Pseudophaeophleospora in unknown. Pseudophaeophleospora may produce toxins and other enzymes that trigger disease in host substrates.
Diversity of the genus
Pseudophaeophleospora comprises three species known on three host plants and plant families namely Asphodelaceae, Eucalypteae and Plantaginaceae. Pseudophaeophleospora has been reported from Japan, New Zealand North and Queensland. Broad studies are likely to discover more species of Pseudophaeophleospora.