Pseudozasmidium parkii (Crous & Alfenas) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 379 (2017).
≡ Stenella parkii Crous & Alfenas, Mycologia 87(1): 121 (1995)
Index Fungorum number: IF 805835; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (1993); Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (1993); Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Pseudozasmidium parkii (PREM 51713; re-drawn from Stenella parkii in Fig. 1 from Crous and Alfenas 1995). a. Verruculose, olivaceous-brown, obclavate conidia with thickened hila forming on conidiogenous cells with thickened, refractive conidial scars. Scale bar = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Pseudozasmidium are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Pseudozasmidium has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Pseudozasmidium has not been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Pseudozasmidium has not been studied. Pseudozasmidium may produce important enzymes and chemicals. This warrants further studies.
Diversity of the genus
Pseudozasmidium comprises four species known on Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtaceae) and reported mainly from Australia, Brazil and Vietnam. Pseudozasmidium seems specific to Myrtaceae. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Extensive studies are needed to discover more species of Pseudozasmidium.