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Rhachisphaerella mozambica

Rhachisphaerella mozambica (Arzanlou & Crous) Videira & Crous, in Videira et al., Stud. Mycol. 87: 338 (2017).

            Mycosphaerella mozambica Arzanlou & Crous, Persoonia 20: 26 (2008).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 822798; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11214 , Fig. 1

Description: see Arzanlou et al. (2008); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Arzanlou et al. (2008); Videira et al. (2017).


            Fig. 1 Rhachisphaerella mozambica (CBS 122464; redrawn from Mycosphaerella mozambica Fig. 6 in Arzanlou et al. 2018). a Ascus with 2-seriate ascospores. b Ascospore germination pattern. c Conidiophores with sympodially proliferating conidiogenous cells, which give rise to short conidium bearing rachis. d Conidia. Scale bar = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Rhachisphaerella comprises only one species known on Musa sp. (Musaceae) in Africa (Mozambique).



Arzanlou M, Groenewald JZ, Fullerton RA, Abeln EC et al. 2008 – Multiple gene genealogies and phenotypic characters differentiate several novel species of Mycosphaerella and related anamorphs on banana. Persoonia 20, 19–37.

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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