Eupenidiella venezuelensis (Crous & U. Braun) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 25 (2014)
≡ Penidiella venezuelensis Crous & U. Braun, in Crous, Braun & Groenewald, Stud. Mycol. 58: 24 (2007)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807798; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08511, Fig. 1
Description: See Crous et al. (2007); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Material examined: See Crous et al. (2007); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Fig. 1. Eupenidiella venezuelensis (CBS H-19934, redrawn from Crous et al. 2007) a Hypha. b Micronematous conidiophores. c Macronematous conidiophores. d–e Ramoconidia. f Secondary conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Eupenidiella is a hyphomycetous genus and is associated with opportunistic human infections (Crous et al. 2007).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Eupenidiella.
No biocontrol agent has been identified from Eupenidiella.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical from Eupenidiella has been reported yet. Eupenidiella may produce toxins. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Eupenidiella comprises only one species isolated from man with tinea nigra in Venezuela. Eupenidiella is a poorly studied genus and more comprehensive studies are needed to discover more species of Eupenidiella.