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Sonderhenia eucalyptorum

Sonderhenia eucalyptorum (Hansf.) H.J. Swart & J. Walker, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 90(4): 640 (1988)

Hendersonia eucalyptorum Hansf., Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 79(3-4): 135 (1954)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 11192; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Swart and Walker (1988); Crous et al. (2013a); Videira et al. (2017)

Material examined: see Swart and Walker (1988); Crous et al. (2013a); Videira et al. (2017)




Fig. 1. Sonderhenia eucalyptorum (redrawn from Swart and Walker 1988). a, b Extreme form on Eucalyptus cladocalyx showing formation of two-celled conidia from ostiolar hyphae.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Sonderhenia are saprobic and are involved in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Sonderhenia.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol use has been reported from Sonderhenia.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Sonderhenia is unknownFurther studies are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Sonderhenia comprises three species known on Eucalyptus species (Myrtaceae). Sonderhenia has been reported only from California and Australia. Sonderhenia seems to be host specific. Future studies can lead to discovery of more species of Sonderhenia.



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