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Myrtapenidiella tenuiramis

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.


Quarantine significance

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.



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