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Plejobolus arenarius

Plejobolus arenarius (Sacc., E. Bommer & M. Rousseau) O.E. Erikss., Arch. Botan. 6: 431 (1967).

Ophiobolus arenarius Sacc., E. Bommer & M. Rousseau, in Bommer & Rousseau, Bull. Soc. R. Bot. Belg. 29(no. 1): 259 (1890).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 337166; Facesoffungi number: FoF 12416, Fig. 1

Description: see Dennis (1974).

Material examined: see Dennis (1974).

Fig. 1 Plejobolus arenarius. (re-drawn from Fig. 10B in Dennis 1974). a Portion of Ammophila showing scattered grey clypei. b Ascus with ascospores. Scale bars: a = ×7.5, b = × 330.

Importance and distribution

Plejobolus comprises only one species known on leaves of Ammophila arenaria (Poaceae) in Europe (Belgium).



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