Cumuliphoma omnivirens (Aveskamp, Verkley & Gruyter) Valenz.-Lopez, Stchigel, Crous, Guarro & Cano, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 39 (2017)
≡ Phoma omnivirens Aveskamp, Verkley & Gruyter, Mycologia 101(3): 375 (2009).
Index Fungorum number: IF 819882; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).
Material examined: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).
Fig. 1. Cumuliphoma omnivirens (CBS H20151; redrawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2018) a. Conidiogenous cells. b–d. Chlamydospores. e. Conidia. Scale bars: a–e = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Cumuliphoma are saprobic or pathogenic. As saprobes, they are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they can cause disease on the host plants showing as leaf spots or black spot stalk (Jiang et al., 2018; Chen et al. 2020).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Cumuliphoma.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Cumuliphoma. Cumuliphoma may have potential to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Cumuliphoma has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Cumuliphoma comprises three species known on three host plants and plant families namely Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Plumbaginaceae. C. omnivirens and C. indica have also been isolated from soil. C. pneumoniae has been isolated from Homo sapiens. Cumuliphoma has been reported from Belgium, India, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and United States. Cumuliphoma seems to have a wide host and geographical distribution. More species can be discovered in future studies.