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Xenopenidiella rigidophora

Xenopenidiella rigidophora (Crous, R.F. Castañeda & U. Braun) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg et al., Persoonia 33: 33 (2014).

Penidiella rigidophora Crous, R.F. Castañeda & U. Braun, in Crous et al., Stud. Mycol. 58: 21 (2007).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 807846; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11409, 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 distribution

Xenopenidiella comprises seven species. Xenopenidiella clavata, X. formica, X. nigrescens and X. tarda were isolated from ants, Atta capiguara. Xenopenidiella inflata and X. laevigata were isolated from Atta laevigata (Formicidae). Xenopenidiella rigidophora was isolated from leaf litter of Smilax (Smilacaceae). Xenopenidiella is reported mainly from Caribbean (Cuba) and South America (Brazil).



Crous PW, Braun U, Groenewald JZ. 2007 – Mycosphaerella is polyphyletic. Studies in Mycology 58, 1–32.

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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