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Ramulariopsis cnidoscoli

Ramulariopsis cnidoscoli Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. B. Aires, Ser. 3 13: 422 (1910) [1911].

            Index Fungorum number: IF 208120; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

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



Fig. 1. Ramulariopsis cnidoscoli (re-drawn from Spegazzini 1910).  a. Leaf spots. b. Conidiophores and conidiogenesis. c. Conidia.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Ramulariopsis are parasitic on the host plant and form leaf spots.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Ramulariopsis has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Ramulariopsis has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

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


Diversity of the genus

Ramulariopsis comprises five species known on four plant families namely Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Leguminosae and Malvaceae.  Ramulariopsis has been reported from several countries worldwide such as Madagascar, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Africa, Alabama, Argentina, Asia, Australia, Brazil, California, Chad, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Europe, Ghana, India, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, Niger, Oklahoma, Mozambique, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Senegal, South Africa, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virginia, Zambia. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Ramulariopsis.


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