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Camptomeriphila leucaenae

Camptomeriphila leucaenae Crous & M.J. Wingf., in Crous et al., Persoonia 37: 335 (2016).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 819084; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2016).



Fig. 1. Camptomeriphila leucaenae (CBS H-22884, holotype; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2016).  a–c. conidiophores and conidia d. Conidia. Scale bars = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Camptomeriphila are saprobic or pathogenic on host. As saprobes, they help in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they may cause disease on host plant.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Camptomeriphila has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Camptomeriphila has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Camptomeriphila has not been studied. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Camptomeriphila comprises only one species known on leaves of Leucaena leucocephala (Fabaceae) in Sabah, Malaysia. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Camptomeriphila.








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