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Deightonomyces daleae

Deightonomyces daleae (Ellis & Kellerm.) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Nakashima, Braun, Barreto, de Wit & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 87: 347 (2017).

Cercospora daleae Ellis & Kellerm., in Ellis & Everhart, J. Mycol. 4(1): 6 (1888)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822753; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

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



Fig. 1. Deightonomyces daleae (re-drawn from Passalora daleae in Fig. 3 from Braun 1996).  a. Sporodochium. b. Conidiophores. c. Conidia. Scale bar = 20 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Deightonomyces are plant pathogenic causing leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Deightonomyces has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Deightonomyces has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Deightonomyces has not been studied. This warrants further studies.


Diversity of the genus

Deightonomyces comprises only one species known on Dalea enneandra and Dalea spinosa (Fabaceae) in Kansas and Mexico. Deightonomyces is still poorly studied. More research is warranted for species discovery.




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