Neophaeothecoidea proteae (Crous) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 27 (2014)
≡ Phaeothecoidea proteae Crous, Persoonia 20: 71 (2008)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807812; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Taylor and Crous (2000); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Material examined: see Taylor and Crous (2000); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Fig. 1. Neophaeothecoidea proteae (CBS 114129; redrawn from Quaedvlieg et al. 2014) a. Hyphae with endoconidia. b. Released endoconidia become brown and verruculose. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neophaeothecoidea are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neophaeothecoidea.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neophaeothecoidea. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neophaeothecoidea has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Neophaeothecoidea comprises only one species known from leaves of Protea repens (Proteaceae) in Western Cape Province. More species of Neophaeothecoidea can be discovered from future studies.