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Parastenella magnoliae

Parastenella magnoliae (Weedon) J.C. David, Mycol. Res. 95(1): 124 (1991).

Heterosporium magnoliae Weedon, Mycologia 18(5): 222 (1926).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 130097; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11286, Fig. 1

Description: see Braun et al. (1995, 2013) and Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Braun et al. (1995, 2013) and Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Parastenella magnoliae (Stenellopsis magnoliae, holotype, re-drawn from Morgan-Jones 1980). Conidiophores and conidia. Scale bar = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Parastenella comprises three species causing leaf spots on Alocasia odora (Araceae), Callisthene fasciculata (Vochysiaceae), Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae) and Mikania sp. (Asteraceae). Parastenella was reported from Asia (China), South America (Brazil, Ecuador) and the United States (Southeastern states).



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

Braun U. 1995 – Miscellaneous notes on phytopathogenic hyphomycetes (II). Mycotaxon 55, 223–241.

Morgan-Jones G. 1980 – Notes on Hyphomycetes. XXXV. Stenellopsis gen. nov. Mycotaxon 10, 405–408.

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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