Pleiochaeta setosa (Kirchner) S. Hughes, Mycol. Pap. 36: 39 (1951).
≡ Ceratophorum setosum Kirchn., Z. PflKrankh. 2: 327 (1892).
Index Fungorum number: IF 303828; Facesoffungi number: FoF11550, Fig. 1
Description: see Marin et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Marin et al. (2017).
Importance and distribution
Pleiochaeta comprises six species. One species P. ghindensis has been synonymized and transferred to Camposporidium. Pleiochaeta has been reported from several host plants and two plant family namely Apiaceae and Fabaceae. Pleiochaeta causes leaf spots on legumes (Marin-Felix et al. 2017). Pleiochaeta probably has a worldwide distribution being known from Asia (India, Israel, Japan), Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal), North America (Canada, The United States), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), South Africa (Namibia) and South America (Brazil).
Marin-Felix Y, Groenewald L, Cai L, Chen Q et al. 2017 – Genera of phytopathogenic fungi: GOPHY 1. Studies in Mycology 86, 99–216.
Seifert K, Morgan-Jones G, Gams W, Kendrick B. 2011 – The genera of hyphomycetes. CBS Biodiversity Series no. 9, 1–997. CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Utrecht, Netherlands.