Xenopassalora petrophiles Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 39: 367 (2017)
Index Fungorum number: IF 823377; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Xenopassalora petrophiles (CBS H-23270, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2017). a–c conidiophores and conidia. Scale bar: a–c = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Xenopassalora are pathogenic and cause disease of the host substrate.
Industrial relevance and applications
There is currently no industrial use of Xenopassalora. Further studies are warranted.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Xenopassalora. Being pathogenic, Xenopassalora may have important role in biocontrol purposes.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been reported from Xenopassalora. Xenopassalora may produce important enzymes and toxins that cause leaf spots on host and this warrants further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Xenopassalora comprises only one species known on leaves of Petrophile pedunculata (Proteaceae) in New South Wales. Many more species of Xenopassalora can be discovered in future studies.