Brachysporiella gayana Bat., in Batista & Vital, Bol. Secr. Agric. (Pernambuco) 19(1-2): 109 (1952).
Index Fungorum number: IF 120523; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Hernández-Restrepo et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Brachysporiella navarrica (FMR 12426 ex-type, re-drawn from Fig. 8 in Hernández-Restrepo et al. 2017). a–i Conidiophores and conidia. i–n Conidia. Scale bars: a–n = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Brachysporiella are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial use of Brachysporiella has not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Brachysporiella.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Brachysporiella has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Even if there are 15 Brachysporiella epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as four species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Acarocybellina, Endophragmiella and Physalidiopsis. Brachysporiella comprises eleven species known on several host plants such as Archontophoenix alexandrae (Arecaceae), Bambusa sp. (Poaceae), Calamus sp. (Arecaceae) Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae), Dendrocalamus sp. (Poaceae), Drymophloeus pachycladus (Arecaceae), Elaeis guineensis (Arecaceae), Eleiodoxa conferta (Arecaceae), Eucalyptus sp. (Myrtaceae), Euterpe edulis (Arecaceae) amongst others. Brachysporiella is reported from several countries such as Argentina, Australia, Florida, Hong Kong, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Thailand amongst others. An attempt to re-collect and sequence Brachysporiella species is needed as molecular data is available for only one species.