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Camptomeris calliandrae

Camptomeris calliandrae Syd., Annls mycol. 25(1/2): 143 (1927).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 259386; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11245, Fig. 1

Description: see Sydow (1927); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Sydow (1927); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Camptomeris calliandrae (re-drawn from Fig 6 in Sydow 1927). a–d C. calliandrae. a Conidia. b Conidiophores, one with immature conidium attached. c Sporodochidium, from above. d Vertical section through conidiophores. e–g C. floridana e Conidia. f Sporodochidium from below and detached conidiophore with conidium. g Vertical section through upper part of hypostroma and megalophysis and attached conidiophores and exostroma. Scale bars: AD = 50 µm.

Importance and distribution

Species of Camptomeris are pathogenic and produce leaf spots. There are 15 Camptomeris epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but several species have been transferred to Epicoccum, Helminthosporium, Passalora and Phaeoisariopsis. Camptomeris comprises ten species known on living leaves of Acacia arabica (Fabaceae), Astragalus sinicus (Fabaceae), Calliandra similis (Fabaceae), Cassia (Fabaceae), Crateva religiosa (Capparaceae), Leucaena glauca (Fabaceae) and Pithecellobium unguis-cati (Fabaceae). Camptomeris is reported from Asia (India, Japan), North America (Caribbean, the United States), South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) and South America (Brazil).




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