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Laocoon paradoxus

Laocoon paradoxus (Syd. & P. Syd.) J.C. David, Mycol. Pap. 172: 116 (1997).

Heterosporium paradoxum Syd. & P. Syd., in Fuhrmann & Mayor, Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Neuchâtel 5: 441 (1914).    

Index Fungorum number: IF 627592; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11271, Fig. 1

Description: see Seifert et al. (2011) and Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Seifert et al. (2011) and Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Laocoon paradoxus (IMI 375866, re-drawn from Fig. 59 in Videira et al. 2017). a Leaf spot symptom on the host. b, c Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. Scale bars:  = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Laocoon comprises only one species known on living leaves of Calea glomerata (Asteraceae) in South America (Colombia).




David JC. 1997 – A contribution to the systematics of Cladosporium. Revision of the fungi previously referred to Heterosporium. Mycological Papers 172, 1–157.

Seifert K, Morgan-Jones G, Gams W, Kendrick B. 2011 – The genera of hyphomycetes. CBS Biodiversity Series 9, 1–997.

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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