Pleurophoma pleurospora (Sacc.) Höhn., Sber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-naturw. Kl., Abt. 1 123: 117 (1914)
≡ Dendrophoma pleurospora Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 3: 178 (1884)
Index Fungorum number: IF 121169; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see de Gruyter et al. (2013)
Material examined: see de Gruyter et al. (2013)
Fig. 1. Pleurophoma pleurospora (CBS 130329; redrawn from Pratibha et al. 2015) a–d Conidiogenous cells, septate conidiophores with acropleurogenous conidiogenesis. e Conidia. Scale bars: a–c, e = 10 µm, c = 5 µm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Pleurophoma are saprobic on twigs and are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Pleurophoma.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Pleurophoma. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Pleurophoma has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Pleurophoma comprises nine species known on eight host families namely Fabaceae, Brassicaceae, Phyllachoraceae, Poaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Rubiaceae and Salicaceae. Pleurophoma seems to have a wide host range and geographical distribution. Pleurophoma has been reported from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia and Western Australia. Comprehensive studies are likely to discover more species of Pleurophoma.