Uleomyces parasiticus Henn., Hedwigia 34: 107 (1895)
Index Fungorum number: IF 166125; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Hennings (1895); Boonmee et al. (2017)
Material examined: see Hennings (1895); Boonmee et al. (2017)
Fig. 1. Uleomyces parasiticus (redrawn from Arnaud 1925). a Appearance of a small ascostroma of Uleomyces sanguineus on leaf surface in the upper right corner and associated with a species of Parmulariaceae as a large and black shield-like colony in the bottom left corner. b Section of ascoma and asci. c Ascus and sub globose cells. d Ascospores.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Uleomyces are hyper parasitic and cause disease on several hosts.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Uleomyces.
No biocontrol use has been reported from Uleomyces. This needs further investigation.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Uleomyces is unknown. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Although there are twenty-two Uleomyces epithets in Index fungorum, the actual number of species is less as many species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera such as Anhellia, Cyclostomella and Elsinoe. Uleomyces comprises eleven species known on nine families namely Anacardiaceae, Bignoniaceae, Fagaceae, Lauraceae, Myrtaceae, Polygonaceae, Pucciniaceae, Santalaceae and Styracaceae. Uleomyces is reported mainly from Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guyana, Honshu, Minas Gerais, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus and more species must be discovered.