Fusicladiella aronici (Sacc.) Höhn., Ber. dt. bot. Ges. 37: 155 (1919)
Index Fungorum number: IF 257386; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03699, Fig. 1
Description: see Videira et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Fusicladiella aronici (IMI 371583; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a. Conidiophores. b. Partial conidiophore and conidiogenous cell. c. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Fusicladiella are saprobic on host. As saprobes, they help in nutrient recycling by digesting the large quantities of cellulose contained in plant tissue.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Fusicladiella has not been investigated.
The biocontrol properties of Fusicladiella has not been studied.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Fusicladiella has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.
Diversity of the genus
Fusicladiella comprises six species known on three host plant families namely Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Cynareae. Fusicladiella is reported from Austria, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Uzbekistan. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Fusicladiella.