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Palmeiromyces chamaeropicola

Palmeiromyces chamaeropicola D.R.S. Pereira & A.J.L. Phillips, Phytopath. Mediterr. 59(2): 360 (2020).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 834639; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11394, Fig. 1

Description: see Pereira and Phillips (2020).

Material examined: see Pereira and Phillips (2020).

Fig. 1 Palmeiromyces chamaeropicola (CDP 001, ex-type, re-drawn from Fig. 1 in Pereira and Phillips 2020). a Leaf spots on segments of Chamaerops humilis. b Close up of a leaf spot showing the appearance of ascomata. ce Asci. f Immature ascospores. g Mature ascospores. Scale bars: c–e = 5 μm, f, g = 2.5 μm.

Importance and distribution

Palmeiromyces comprises only one species known on leaves of Chamaerops humilis (Arecaceae) in Europe (Portugal) and is an obligate biotroph.




Crous PW, Summerell BA, Carnegie AJ, Wingfield MJ, Groenewald JZ. 2009 – Novel species of Mycosphaerellaceae and Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 23, 119–146.

Pereira DR, Phillips AJ. 2020 A new leaf spot disease of Chamaerops humilis caused by Palmeiromyces chamaeropicola gen. et sp. nov. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 59, 353363.

Quaedvlieg W, Binder M, Groenewald JZ, Summerell BA et al. 2014 – Introducing the consolidated species concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33, 1–40.


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