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Clypeispora angustifoliorum

Clypeispora angustifoliorum A.W. Ramaley, Mycotaxon 40: 13 (1991).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 130013; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Ramaley (1991).

Material examined: see Ramaley (1991).



Fig. 1. Clypeispora angustifoliorum (re-drawn from Ramaley 1991). a. Conidioma b. Conidiogenous cell. c. Conidia. Scale bars: a = 50 µm, b = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Clypeispora are pathogenic, producing leaf spots on hosts.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Clypeispora has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Clypeispora has not been studied.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Clypeispora has not been studied. Clypeispora may produce important enzymes and toxins. Fresh cultures are needed for further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Clypeispora comprises one species known on Populus angustifolia (Salicaceae) in Colorado. The diversity of the genus Clypeispora is still only poorly known and more species discovery is needed.



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