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Spilosphaeria polygonorum

Spilosphaeria polygonorum (Desm.) Rabenh., Klotzschii Herb. Viv. Mycol., Edn Nov, Ser. Sec., Cent. 5: no. 442a (1857).

Septoria polygonorum Desm., Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 17: 108 (1842).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 632107; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11310, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

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

Fig. 1 Septoria polygonorum (CBS H-21212, re-drawn from Verkley et al. 2013). a Conidia and conidiogenous cells on substrate. b Conidia and conidiogenous cells. on OA (CBS 108982). Scale bars: = 10 μm.


Importance and distribution

Species of Spilosphaeria are associated with leaf spot. Spilosphaeria comprises seven species. Information regarding host and geographical distribution is lacking. The diversity of Spilosphaeria is not well-studied. Extensive sampling and re-collection of Spilosphaeria are needed for further studies.



Muthumary J. 1999 First contribution to a monograph of Septoria species in India. Madras: Centre for advanced studies in Botany Studies in Botany 117 p.

Priest MJ. 2006 – Fungi of Australia. Septoria. ABRS, Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Verkley GJM, Quaedvlieg W, Shin HD, Crous P. 2013 – A new approach to species delimitation in Septoria. Studies in Mycology 75, 213–305.

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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