Verrucoconiothyrium nitidae (Crous & Denman) Crous, in Crous, Schumacher, Wingfield, Lombard, Giraldo, Christensen, Gardiennet, Nakashima, Pereira, Smith & Groenewald, Sydowia 67: 110 (2015)
≡ Coniothyrium nitidae Crous & Denman, in Swart, Crous, Denman & Palm, S. Afr. J. Bot. 64(2): 138 (1998)
Index Fungorum number: IF 812550; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2015)
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2015)
Fig. 1. Verrucoconiothyrium nitidae (CBS 111322; redrawn from Crous et al. 2011) a, b Conidiogenous cells giving rise to conidia. c Pigmented, verruculose, 1-septate conidia. Scale bars = 10 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Verrucoconiothyrium are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Verrucoconiothyrium.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Verrucoconiothyrium.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Verrucoconiothyrium has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Verrucoconiothyrium comprises four species known on four different host plant and plant families namely Fabaceae, Myrtaceae and Protaceae. V. ambiguum has been isolated from sea water in Portugal. Verrucoconiothyrium is known from Cape Province, New South Wales, Northern Cape Province, Portugal and Western Australia. Verrucoconiothyrium seems to be a diverse genus and many more species can be found from extensive studies.