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Eudimeriolum elegans

Eudimeriolum elegans Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. Hist. nat. B. Aires 23: 36 (1912).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 249821; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Boonmee et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Boonmee et al. (2017).



Fig. 1. Eudimeriolum elegans (redrawn from Spegazzini 1912, Fig. 82). a Leaf substrate with ascomata. b, c Ascomata. d Hyphal colony. e Asci. f Ascospores. Scale bars: b, c = 50 µm, d, f = 5 µm, e = 5 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Eudimeriolum are saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Eudimeriolum has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Eudimeriolum has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Eudimeriolum has not been studied. This warrants further research and fresh collections.


Diversity of the genus

Although there are 22 Eudimeriolum epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as most species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera such as Epipolaeum, Episphaerella, Phaeocryptopus, Zasmidium. Eudimeriolum comprises 16 species known on nine host plants and seven plant families namely Apocynaceae, Betulaceae, Celastraceae, Lauraceae, Malvaceae, Poaceae and Primulaceae. Eudimeriolum has been reported from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Southern Africa and Virgin Islands.  Further studies are needed to discover more species of Eudimeriolum as all existing species lack molecular data. Epitypification of this genus should be considered.



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