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Pleurovularia polliniae

Pleurovularia polliniae (Henn.) R. Kirschner & U. Braun, Mycoscience 43(1): 18 (2002).

Ovularia polliniae Henn., Bot. Jb. 38: 165 (1905).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 484944; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11289, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Pleurovularia polliniae (re-drawn from Figs. 1–5 in Kirschner et al. 2002). a Simple conidiophore. b Bases of two conidiophores with basal branching. c–d Apical parts of conidiophores of Pleurovularia polliniae (upturned into an upright position) (R. Kirschner 760). c Conidiophores with monoblastic conidiogenous cells. d Conidiophores showing several conidiogenous loci per conidiogenous cell (arrows). e Conidia. Scale bars: a, c, d = 10 µm, b = 20 µm.

Importance and distribution

Pleurovularia comprises only one species forming leaf spots on Pollinia imberbis (Poaceae) in Asia (Japan).



Kirschner R, Braun U, Chen ZC. 2002 – Pleurovularia, a new genus of hyphomycetes proposed for a parasite on leaves of Microstegium sp. (Poaceae). Mycoscience 43, 15–20.

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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