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Deightonomyces daleae

Deightonomyces daleae (Ellis & Kellerm.) Videira & Crous, in Videira et al., 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: FoF 09777, 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 distribution

Deightonomyces comprises only one species known on Dalea enneandra and Dalea spinosa (Fabaceae) in North America (Mexico, the United States). Species of Deightonomyces are plant pathogenic causing leaf spots.



Braun U. 1996 – Taxonomic notes on some species of the Cercospora complex (IV). Sydowia 48, 205–217.

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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