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Xenoramularia polygonicola

Xenoramularia polygonicola Videira, H.D. Shin & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Braun, Shin & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 83: 97 (2016)

Index Fungorum number: IF 816929; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017)

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017)



Fig. 1. Xenoramularia polygonicola (CBS 141102, re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). b–g Structures formed in culture. a Leaf spot symptoms on host.  b–f Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. g Conidiophore. Scale bar: a–g = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Xenoramularia are pathogenic and cause disease of the host substrate.


Industrial relevance and applications

There is currently no industrial use of Xenoramularia. Further studies are warranted.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent has been identified from Xenoramularia. Being pathogenic, Xenoramularia may have important role in biocontrol purposes.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

No chemical has been reported from XenoramulariaXenoramularia may produce important enzymes and toxins that cause leaf spots on host and this warrants further investigation.


Diversity of the genus

Xenoramularia comprises three species known on three host plants and plant families namely Acoraceae, Iridaceae and Polygonaceae. Xenoramularia is reported from Netherlands and South Korea. More species of Xenoramularia can be discovered in future studies.




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