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Brachiosphaera tropicalis

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.


Quarantine significance

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.


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