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Paramycosphaerella brachystegiae

Paramycosphaerella brachystegiae Crous & Jol. Roux [as 'brachystegia'], in Crous et al., Persoonia 31: 245 (2013).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 823503; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11189, Fig. 1

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

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

Fig. 1 Paramycosphaerella brachystegiae (CBS H-21445, holotype, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2013). a Leaf spot. b Outline of Asci. c Ascospores. Scale bars: = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

There are eighteen Paramycosphaerella epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but seven species have been transferred to other genera such as Hyalozasmidium, Mycosphaerelloides, Pseudozasmidium and Virosphaerella. Paramycosphaerella comprises eleven species known on Blechnum serrulatum (Blechnaceae), Brachystegia (Fabaceae), Cyathea (Cyatheaceae), Dicranopteris (Gleicheniaceae), Eucalyptus tectifica (Myrtaceae), Malus (Rosaceae), Musa (Musaceae), Sticherus (Gleicheniaceae), Wachendorfia (Haemodoraceae) and Watsonia (Iridaceae). Paramycosphaerella has a wide distribution including Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe), Asia (China, Thailand, Vietnam), Europe (Portugal), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), South America (Brazil) and the United States (New York).



Crous PW, Shivas RG, Quaedvlieg W, vander Ban KM et al. 2013 – Fungal Planet description sheets: 154–213. Persoonia 31, 188–296.

Guatimosim E, Schwartsburd PB, Barreto RW, Crous PW. 2016 – Novel fungi from an ancient niche: Cercosporoid and related sexual morphs on ferns. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 37, 106–141.

Quaedvlieg W, Binder M, Groenewald JZ, Summerell BA et al. 2014 – Introducing the consolidated species concept to resolve species in the Teratosphaeriaceae. Persoonia 33, 1– 40.

Videira SIR, Groenewald JZ, Braun U, Shin HD, Crous PW. 2016 – All that glitters is not Ramularia. Studies in Mycology 83, 49–163.

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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