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Lecideopsella gelatinosa

Lecideopsella gelatinosa Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math. -naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 118: 1230 (1909).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 198682; Facesoffungi number: FoF 01937, Fig. 1

Description: see Phookamsak et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Phookamsak et al. (2016).

Fig. 1 Lecideopsella gelatinosa (redrawn from Höhnel’s herbarium package in FH, iconotype). a Appearance of ascostroma on the host surface. b Ascus. c Arrangement of ascospores in ascus. d Ascospore.

Importance and distribution

Lecideopsella species are epiphytic and can damage the host plants by penetrating host cells for the uptake of nutrients (Ariyawansa et al. 2015; Hongsanan et al. 2014, 2015). They may reduce photosynthetic rate by forming hyphal cover on the host parts (Chomnunti et al. 2014; Hongsanan et al. 2015). Lecideopsella comprises four species known on seven host plants within Anacardiaceae, Annonaceae, Apocynaceae, Arecaceae, Connaraceae, Oleaceae and Phyllanthaceae. Lecideopsella has been reported from Africa (Uganda), Asia (India, Philippines) and Caribbean (Trinidad-Tobago).



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