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Bahusandhika indica

Bahusandhika indica (Subram.) Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 35: 469 (1956)

            ≡ Polydesmus indicus Subram., J. Indian bot. Soc. 33: 33 (1954)

 Index Fungorum number: IF 512793; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

 Description: see Subramaniam (1956)

 Material examined:  see Subramaniam (1956)



Fig. 1. Bahusandhika indica (HSAUP H6171, redrawn from Subramaniam 1956) a Chain of blastospores with separating cells. Scale bar = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Bahusandhika are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Bahusandhika.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Bahusandhika.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Bahusandhika has not been investigated


Diversity of the genus

Bahusandhika comprises nine species known on four host plants and families namely Arecaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Poaceae and Rubiaceae. B.  grootfonteinensis has been isolated from brown sandy soil. B. rhombic was found on dead wood and B. sundara was found on dead stems. Many more species of Bahusandhika can be found from comprehensive studies. More fresh collections and sequence data are needed for this genus.



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