Paracamarosporium psoraleae (Crous & M.J. Wingf.) Wijayaw. & K.D. Hyde, in Wijayawardene, Hyde, Bhat, Camporesi, Schumacher, Chethana, Wikee, Bahkali & Wang, Cryptog. Mycol. 35(2): 185 (2014)
≡ Camarosporium psoraleae Crous & M.J. Wingf., in Crous et al., Persoonia 31: 235 (2013)
Index Fungorum number: IF 550562; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2013); (Wijayawardene et al. (2014c)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2013); (Wijayawardene et al. (2014c)
Fig. 1. Paracamarosporium psoraleae (CBS H-21440; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2013) a. Paraphyses. b. Macroconidia. c. Microconidiogenous cell and developing microconidium. d. Microconidia. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Paracamarosporium are saprobic and they can play a role in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem. Some species are also pathogenic causing leaf spots on hosts.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Paracamarosporium.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Paracamarosporium. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Paracamarosporium has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Paracamarosporium comprises seven species known on six host plants and five plant families namely Fabaceae, Fagaceae, Proteaceae and Tamaricaceae. Paracamarosporium has been reported mainly from Germany, Georgia, Hawaiian Is., Italy and Western Cape Province. Paracamarosporium seems to be a diverse genus and several species can be found in future studies.