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Amycosphaerella africana

Amycosphaerella africana (Crous & M.J. Wingf.) Quaedvl. & Crous, in Quaedvlieg et al., Persoonia 33: 22 (2014).

            = Mycosphaerella africana Crous & M.J. Wingf., Mycologia 88(3): 450 (1996).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 807781; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11125, Fig. 1

Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).

Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2014).

Fig. 1 Amycosphaerella africana (PREM 51917, holotype, re-drawn from Crous and Wingfield 1996). a Leaf spots. b Asci and ascospores. c Germinating ascospores. Scale bars: b, c = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Amycosphaerella comprises two species, A. africana known on leaves of Eucalyptus viminalis (Myrtaceae) in Africa (Western Cape Province) and A. keniensis known on leaf litter of E. grandis in Africa (Kenya).




Crous PW, Wingfield MJ. 1996 – Species of Mycosphaerella and Their Anamorphs Associated with Leaf Blotch Disease of Eucalyptus in South Africa. Mycologia 88, 441–458.

Quaedvlieg W, Binder M, Groenewald JZ, Summerell BA, Carnegie AJ, Burgess TI, Crous PW. 2014 – Introducing the Consolidated Species Concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33, 1–40.


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