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Xenosonderhenia syzygii

Xenosonderhenia syzygii Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 28: 175 (2012).

Index Fungorum number: IF 800390; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11231, Fig. 1

Description: Crous et al. (2012).

Material examined: Crous et al. (2012).

Fig. 1 Xenosonderhenia syzygii (redrawn from Crous et al. 2012). a Leaf spot. b, c, e Conidiogenous cells giving rise to dimorphic conidia. c, d Conidia. Scale bars: = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Xenosonderhenia comprises three species known on three host plants in two plant families Cecropiaceae and Myrtaceae. They inhabit leaf surface as asymptomatic mutualists, benign commensals or latent pathogens (Dubey et al. 2019). Xenosonderhenia is reported mainly from Africa (Mozambique, South Africa) and South America (Brazil).



Crous PW, Summerell BA, Shivas RG et al. 2012 – Fungal Planet description sheets: 107–127. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 28, 138–182.

Dubey R, Pandey AD 2019 – Statistical analysis of foliicolous fungal biodiversity of Konkan region, Maharashtra, India: A novel approach. Plant Pathology & Quarantine 9, 77–115.




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