Parapenidiella tasmaniensis (Crous & M.J. Wingf.) Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 29: 185 (2012)
≡ Mycovellosiella tasmaniensis Crous & M.J. Wingf., in Crous et al., Mycol. Res. 102(5): 527 (1998).
Index Fungorum number: IF 801785; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (1998); Crous et al. (2012)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (1998); Crous et al. (2012)
Fig. 1. Parapenidiella tasmaniensis and its anamorph Mycovellosiella tasmaniensis (PREM 55339; redrawn from Crous et al. 1998) a. Ellipsoidal asci and fusoid–ellipsoidal ascospores. b Ascospores germinating on MEA. c. Conidiophores and catenulate conidia with thickened, darkened loci. Scale bars = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Parapenidiella are saprobic and they can play a role in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem. They may also be pathogenic causing leaf spots on hosts.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Parapenidiella.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Parapenidiella. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Parapenidiella has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Parapenidiella comprises two species known on one host family namely Myrtaceae. Parapenidiella seems to be host specific. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Parapenidiella has been reported from Tasmania and Victoria. More species of Parapenidiella can be discovered from comprehensive studies.