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Cladosporiella cercosporicola

Cladosporiella cercosporicola Deighton, in Deighton & Pirozynski, Mycol. Pap. 101: 35 (1965).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 328320; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09775, Fig. 1

Description: see Deighton and Pirozynski (1965); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Deighton and Pirozynski (1965); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Cladosporiella cercosporicola (IMI 107538b, re-drawn from Fig. 14 in Deighton and Pirozynski 1965). a Conidiophore and a conidium of Cercospora koepker; conidiophores and conidia (arrows denote conidial scars). Scale bar = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Cladosporiella comprises five hyper parasitic species on nine hosts namely Cercospora koepkei (Mycosphaerellaceae), Passalora koepkei (Mycosphaerellaceae), Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae), Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae), Blechnum occidentale (Blechnaceae), Rubus floribundus (Rosaceae), Andropogon auriculatus (Poaceae), Canna sp. (Cannaceae) and Scirpus grossus (Cyperaceae). Cladosporiella is reported from Africa (Sierra Leone), Asia (Malaysia, Philippines), North America (Caribbean, the United States) and South America (Venezuela). New collections are needed as molecular data is lacking.



Deighton FC, Pirozynski KA. 1965 Micro-fungi. I. African species of Uncinula; some species of Fusicladiella; various Hyphomycetes, mainly tropical. Mycological Papers 101.

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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