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Distocercospora pachyderma

Distocercospora pachyderma (Syd. & P. Syd.) N. Pons & B. Sutton, Mycol. Pap. 160: 60 (1988).

  Cercospora pachyderma Syd. & P. Syd., Annls mycol. 12(2): 203 (1914).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 135483; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Braun et al. (2013); (Videira et al. 2017).

Material examined: see Braun et al. (2013); (Videira et al. 2017).



Fig. 1. Distocercospora pachyderma (S-F37683, holotype; re-drawn from Braun et al. 2013).  a. Conidiophore fascicles. b. Conidiophore tips. C. Conidia. Scale bars: a–c = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Distocercospora are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Distocercospora has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Distocercospora has not been reported. Distocercospora may have the potential to control spreading of some pathogen.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Distocercospora has not been studied. This warrants further research.


Diversity of the genus

Distocercospora comprises four species known on 13 host plants and three plant families namely Arecaceae, Dioscoreaceae and Ulmaceae. Distocercospora has been reported from India, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Distocercospora.


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