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Uwemyces elaeidis

Uwemyces elaeidis (Steyaert) Hern. -Restr., Sarria & Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 36: 455 (2016).

Cercospora elaeidis Steyaert, Bull. Soc. R. Bot. Belg., sér. 2 30(1-2): 35 (1948).

 Index Fungorum number: IF 816987; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11224, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous et al. (2016); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2016); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 215 Uwemyces elaeidis (CPUwZC-01, redrawn from Crous et al. 2016). a Leaf spot. b−f Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. Scale bars = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Uwemyces comprises only one species known on Elaeis guineensis (Arecaceae). Uwemyces is reported from South America (Colombia).




Braun U, Crous PW, Nakashima C. 2014 – Cercosporoid fungi (Mycosphaerellaceae) 2. Species on monocots (Acoraceae to Xyridaceae, excluding Poaceae). IMA Fungus 5, 203–390.

Crous PW, Wingfield MJ, Richardson DM, Le Roux JJ et al. 2016 – Fungal Planet description sheets: 400–468. Persoonia 36, 316–458.

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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