Penidiella columbiana Crous & U. Braun, in Crous et al., Stud. Mycol. 58: 18 (2007).
Index Fungorum number: IF 504510; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12633, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2007).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2007).
Fig. 1 Penidiella columbiana (type material, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2007). a Conidiophores. b Ramoconidia. c Secondary conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm.
Importance and distribution
There are fifteen Penidiella epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but several species have been transferred to other genera such as Apenidiella, Eupenidiella, Myrtapenidiella, Neopenidiella, Parapenidiella, Penidiellomyces, Queenslandipenidiella and Xenopenidiella. Penidiella comprises four species known on four host plants within Arecaceae, Asteraceae, Eriocaulaceae and Moraceae. Penidiella has been reported from Africa (Western Cape Province), Australia (Northern Territory), Caribbean (Cuba) and South America (Colombia).
Crous PW, Braun U, Groenewald JZ. 2007 – Mycosphaerella is polyphyletic. Studies in Mycology 58, 1–32.