Paraboeremia selaginellae (Sacc.) Qian Chen & L. Cai, in Chen, Jiang, Zhang, Cai & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 82: 184 (2015)
≡ Phyllosticta selaginellae Sacc., Malpighia 11(6-8): 304 (1897)
Index Fungorum number: IF 814126; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Chen et al. (2015)
Material examined: see Chen et al. (2015)
Fig. 1. Paraboeremia selaginellae (CBS 122.93; re-drawn from Chen et al. 2015) a Conidia. Scale bars: a = 5 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Paraboeremia are endophytic, saprobic or pathogenic on hosts. As saprobes, they may be involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. Some species are also pathogenic causing leaf spots.
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial application has been reported from Paraboeremia.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Paraboeremia.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
Paraboeremia has been reported to produce Lycopodium Alkaloids (Ishiuchi et al. 2018).
Diversity of the genus
Paraboeremia comprises nine species known on several host plants and families namely Lauraceae, Rosaceae, Selaginellaceae and Theaceae. Paraboeremia has been reported from mainly from Guizhou, Italy, Jiangxi and Taiwan. More species of Paraboeremia can be discovered in the future.