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Xylosphaeria elliptica

Xylosphaeria elliptica G.H. Otth, Mitt. naturf. Ges. Bern 654-683: 53 (1869) [1868].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 238359; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12326

Description: see Petrak (1961).

Material considered: see Petrak (1961).


Importance and distribution

There are 39 Mycothyridium epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but several species have been transferred to Ceratostoma, Dyrithium, Karstenula, Platystomum, Teichospora and Thyridium. Mycothyridium comprises nine species known on Aerva javanica (Amaranthaceae), Astragalus sp. (Fabaceae), Dalbergia sissoo (Fabaceae), Dodonaea viscosa (Sapindaceae), Ficus palmata (Moraceae), Malus sylvestris (Rosaceae), Prosopis spicigera (Fabaceae), Rhododendron ponticum subsp. ponticum (Ericaceae), Suaeda fruticosa (Amaranthaceae) and Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae). Mycothyridium is reported from Asia (Pakistan) and Europe (Bulgaria, Sweden).



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