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Pseudozasmidium parkii

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.


Quarantine significance

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.


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