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Latorua caligans

Latorua caligans (Bat. & H.P. Upadhyay) Crous, in Crous, Carris, Giraldo, Groenewald, Hawksworth, Hernández-Restrepo, Jaklitsch, Lebrun, Schumacher, Stielow, van der Linde, Vilcāne, Voglmayr & Wood, IMA Fungus 6(1): 175 (2015).

Bahusandhika caligans Bat. & H.P. Upadhyay, Atas Inst. Micol. Univ. Recife 2: 321 (1965).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 812792; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous et al. (2015).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2015).



Fig. 1. Latorua caligans (CBS 576.65; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2015). a–e. Conidiogenous cells giving rise to conidial chains. Scale bars: a–e = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Latorua are saprobic and involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Latorua has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Latorua has not been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Latorua has not been studied. This warrants further research.


Diversity of the genus

Latorua comprises only one species known from soil in Pernambuco. Latorua is still a poorly studied genus and more species discovery is warranted.






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