Alloconiothyrium aptrootii Verkley, Göker & Stielow, in Verkley, Dukik, Renfurm, Göker & Stielow, Persoonia 32: 33 (2014)
Index Fungorum number: IF 800757; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig.1
Description: see Verkley et al. (2014)
Material examined: see Verkley et al. (2014)
Fig. 1. Alloconiothyrium aptrootii (CBS 980.95, ex-type culture; redrawn from Verkley et al. 2014) a Conidia on OA. b, c Conidiogenous cells showing distinct annellations. Scale bars = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Alloconiothyrium are found in soil and may be involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Alloconiothyrium.
No disease has been reported from Alloconiothyrium.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Alloconiothyrium has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Alloconiothyrium comprises two species. A. aptrootii was isolated from soil in Papua New Guinea. A. encephalarti was found on leaves of Encephalartos sp. (Zamiaceae). Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Alloconiothyrium.