Xenopenidiella rigidophora (Crous, R.F. Castañeda & U. Braun) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg, Binder, Groenewald, Summerell, Carnegie, Burgess & Crous, Persoonia 33: 33 (2014)
≡ Penidiella rigidophora Crous, R.F. Castañeda & U. Braun, in Crous, Braun & Groenewald, Stud. Mycol. 58: 21 (2007)
Index Fungorum number: IF 807846; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2007); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2007); Quaedvlieg et al. (2014)
Fig. 1. Xenopenidiella rigidophora (CBS H-19938, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2007) a. Hyphae. b. Conidiophores. c. Ramoconidia. d. Secondary conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Xenopenidiella are saprobic and are involved in decomposition of host plant and involved in nutrient recycling.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Xenopenidiella.
No biocontrol use has been reported from Xenopenidiella.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Xenopenidiella is unknown.
Diversity of the genus
Xenopenidiella comprises seven species. X. clavata, X. formica, X. nigrescens and X. tarda was isolated from Atta capiguara. X. inflata and X. laevigata was isolated from Atta laevigata (Formicidae). While, X. rigidophora was isolated from leaf litter of Smilax (Smilacaceae). Xenopenidiella is reported mainly from Cuba and São Paulo.