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Clarohilum henningsii

Clarohilum henningsii (Allesch.) Videira & Crous, in Videira et al., Stud. Mycol. 87: 334 (2017).

Cercospora henningsii Allesch., in Hennings, in Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas Nachbarg., Teil C: 35 (1895).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 822748; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11140, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Clarohilum henningsii (CPC 17314, holotype; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a–c Observations in vivo. a, b Conidiophores and conidiogenous cells. c Single conidia. d–i Observations in vitro. d–h Partial conidiophore, conidiogenous cell and conidia. i Single conidia. Drawings of the sexual morph (see Crous and Braun 2003). Scale bars = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Clarohilum comprises only one species producing leaf spots on Manihot spp. (Euphorbiaceae). Clarohilum is widely distributed in tropical areas such as Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China), Caribbean (Barbados), Oceania (Australia, Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands) and South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia).




Crous P, Braun U. 2003 – Mycosphaerella and allied anamorphs: 1. Names published in Cercospora and Passalora.

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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