Pseudoascochyta pratensis Valenz.-Lopez, Cano-Canals, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, in Crous et al., Persoonia 37: 255 (2016).
Index Fungorum number: IF 817647; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2016).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2016).
Fig. 1. Pseudoascochyta pratensis (CBS H-22735, holotype; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2016). Scale bars: a–c = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Pseudoascochyta have been isolated from soil. They may act as decomposers and recycling of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Pseudoascochyta has not been investigated.
No biological agent from Pseudoascochyta has been reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Pseudoascochyta has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Pseudoascochyta comprises only two species. P. novae-zelandiae was found on Cordyline australis (Asparagaceae) in New Zealand and P. pratensis was reported from soil in Spain.