Brachiosphaera tropicalis Nawawi, in Descals, Newawi & Webster, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 67(2): 213 (1976).
Index Fungorum number: IF 309924; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Descals et al. (1976).
Material examined: see Descals et al. (1976).
Fig. 1. Brachiosphaera tropicalis (IMI 195180, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 5 in Descals et al. 1976). Portion of conidiophores showing spent conidiogenous cells a with collarette-like scars. b A nearly mature conidium attached to the conidiophore. Note the sympodial proliferation of the new conidiogenous cell. c Conidiophore with 3 conidia. d Conidia from culture. Scale bars: a = 20 μm, d = 100 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Brachiosphaera are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial use of Brachiosphaera has not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Brachiosphaera.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Brachiosphaera has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Brachiosphaera comprises two species known on wet wood in Jamaica and from river foam in Peninsular Malaysia. Comprehensive sampling is required to discover more species of Brachiosphaera.