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Cercosperma arnaudii

Cercosperma arnaudii B. Sutton & Hodges, Nova Hedwigia 35(4): 800 (1983) [1981].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 109368; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09771, Fig. 1

Description: see Sutton and Hodges (1981); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Sutton and Hodges (1981); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Cercosperma longispora (MUBL 3072, holotype; re-drawn from Dorai and Vittal 1988). a, b Conidia showing direct origin from the mycelium (× 400, × 300). c Branched abnormal conidium (× 300). d Mature conidia (× 300).


Importance and distribution

Cercosperma comprises two species. Cercosperma arnaudii was found on dead leaves of Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) in South America (Brazil) while C. longispora has been reported from dead leaves of Eucalyptus tereticornis (Myrtaceae) in Asia (India).



Dorai M, Vittal BRP. 1988 – Cercosperma longispora sp. nov. from India. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 91, 521–523.

Sutton BC, Hodges CS. 1983 – Eucalyptus microfungi: Cercosperma arnaudii gen. et sp.nov. and Ceratophorum mauiense sp. nov. Nova Hedwigia 35, 793–803.

Videira SIR, Groenewald JZ, Nakashima C, Braun U, Barreto RW, de Wit PJGM, Crous PW. 2017 – Mycosphaerellaceae - Chaos or clarity? Studies in Mycology 87, 257–421.




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