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Elletevera parasitica

Elletevera parasitica (Ellis & Everh.) Deighton, Mycol. Pap. 118: 19 (1969).

Pyricularia parasitica Ellis & Everh., Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philad. 45: 462 (1894) [1893].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 330323; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09781, 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 Elletevera parasitica (re-drawn from Deighton 1969). a Conidiophores from holotype. b Conidia from dried culture (arrows denote conidial scars and conidiogenous loci). Scale bars: a = 100 μm, b = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Elletevera comprises two species. Elletevera ochracea is parasitic on Phyllachora shiraiana (Phyllachoraceae) on Sasa palmata (Poaceae) and is reported from Asia (Japan). Elletevera parasitica is parasitic on Phyllachora graminis (Phyllachoraceae), Elymus virginicus (Poaceae) and Paspalum virgatum (Poaceae) and is also found on Dracaena fragrans (Asparagaceae). It is reported from South America (Venezuela) and the United States (Wisconsin).



Braun U, Nakashima C, Crous PW. 2013 – Cercosporoid fungi (Mycosphaerellaceae) 1. Species on other fungi, Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. IMA Fungus 4, 265–345.

Deighton FC. 1969 Microfungi. IV. Some hyperparasitic hyphomycetes, and a note on Cercosporella uredinophila Sacc. Mycological Papers 118, 1–41.

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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