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Filiella pastinacae

Filiella pastinacae (P. Karst.) Videira & Crous, in Videira, Groenewald, Braun, Shin & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 83: 88 (2016).

            ≡ Cercosporella pastinacae P. Karst., Hedwigia 23(4): 63 (1884)

            Index Fungorum number: IF 817147; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2016).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2016).



Fig. 1. Filiella pastinacae (LBL M-12171, re-drawn from Passalora pastinacae from Fig. 4. in Świderska-Burek and Mulenko 2014).  a. Leaf spots. b. Conidiophores. c. Conidia. Scale bars: a = 20 mm, b, c = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Filiella are plant pathogenic and are susceptible to leaf spot diseases.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Filiella has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Filiella has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

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


Diversity of the genus

Filiella comprises only one species known on several host plant such as on Angelica, Apium, Archangelica, Astrantia, Eremodaucus, Heracleum, Laserpitium, Libanotis, Pastinaca, and other hosts (Apiaceae). Filiella seems to be host specific. Filiella is reported from Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, N. America and S. Africa (Braun 1995).  Numerous new taxa remain to be described, but only a small fraction of Filiella has been reported so far. Re-collection of Filiella is needed as molecular data is limited for the genus.




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