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Arxiella terrestris

Arxiella terrestris Papendorf, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 50(1): 73 (1967)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 121519; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Papendorf (1967); Crous et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2018a)

Material examined: see Papendorf (1967); Crous et al. (2014); Crous et al. (2018a)



Fig. 1. Arxiella terrestris (redrawn from Papendorf 1967). a Attachment of conidia. b Details of conidia. c hypha, conidiophores and conidia. Scale bars: a = 20 µm, b = 15 µm, c = 20 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

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


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Arxiella.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol use has been reported from Arxiella.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Arxiella is unknownFurther studies are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Arxiella comprises three species known on three host plants and plant families namely Bignoniaceae, Fabaceae and Nothofagaceae. Arxiella has been reported from KwaZulu-Natal, New Zealand North and Northern Provinces. More species of Arxiella can be discovered in future studies.



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