Hermatomyces tucumanensis Speg., Anal. Mus. nac. B. Aires, Ser. 3 13: 446 (1910) .
Index Fungorum number: IF 202440; Facesoffungi number: FoF xx, Fig.1
Description: see Tibpromma et al. (2016a); Tibpromma et al. (2018); Hashimoto et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Tibpromma et al. (2016a); Tibpromma et al. (2018); Hashimoto et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Hermatomyces tucumanensis (re-drawn from Spegazzini 1911). a. Appearance of fungus on host. b. Mycelium. c. Conidia.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Hermatomyces are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Hermatomyces has not been investigated.
The quarantine significance Hermatomyces is not reported.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical application of Hermatomyces has not been studied. Hermatomyces may produce important enzymes. This needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Hermatomyces comprises 28 species known on several host plants and plant families such as Apocynaceae, Arecaceae, Cyatheaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Oxalidaceae, Pandanaceae, Pinaceae, Smilacaceae. Hermatomyces is reported from Argentina, China, Cuba, Florida, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Thailand, USSR. Many more species of Hermatomyces are likely to be discovered in future studies. Several species in the genus are probably species complexes, such as H. sphaericus, H. sphaericoides and need more detailed studies (Doilom et al. 2017; Hashimoto et al. 2017b; Koukol et al. 2018; Hyde et al. 2019, Ren et al. 2021).