Myrtapenidiella tenuiramis (Crous & Summerell) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 26 (2014)
≡ Penidiella tenuiramis Crous & Summerell, Persoonia 23: 127 (2009)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807804; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).
Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).
Fig. 1. Myrtapenidiella tenuiramis (CPC 13692, redrawn from Crous et al. 2009) a–c. Macroconidiophores and catenulate conidia. d, e. Microconidiophores. f, g Conidia. Scale bars: a–g = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Myrtapenidiella are saprobic. They are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Myrtapenidiella.
No biocontrol agent from Myrtapenidiella has been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Myrtapenidiella has not been investigated yet. Myrtapenidiella may produce important enzymes which needs future studies.
Diversity of the genus
Myrtapenidiella comprises eight species known on one plant family namely Myrtaceae. Myrtapenidiella seems to be specific to Eucalyptus species. Myrtapenidiella has been reported from Australia, Malaysia, Tasmania and Thailand. Many more species of Myrtapenidiella can be discovered from future studies.