Neoleptosphaeria rubefaciens (Togliani) Ariyaw. & K.D. Hyde, in Ariyawansa, Phukhamsakda, Thambugala, Bulgakov, Wanasinghe, Perera, Mapook, Camporesi, Kang, Gareth Jones, Bahkali, Jayasiri, Hyde, Liu & Bhat, Fungal Diversity: 10.1007/s13225-015-0349-2,  (2015)
≡ Phoma rubefaciens Togliani, Annali Sper. agr., N.S. 7: 1626 (1953)
Index Fungorum number: IF 551465; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Ariyawansa et al. (2015)
Material examined: see Ariyawansa et al. (2015)
Fig. 1. Neoleptosphaeria rubefaciens (redrawn from Phoma rubefaciens in Boerema et al. 1994) a. Conidiomata. b. Conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neoleptosphaeria are pathogenic and cause disease on wood, bark and fruits of herbaceous or woody plants in terrestrial habitats.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neoleptosphaeria.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neoleptosphaeria. Neoleptosphaeria may have potential to control some pathogens. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neoleptosphaeria has not been investigated. Neoleptosphaeria may produce important chemicals, enzymes and phytotoxins. Further studies are needed.
Diversity of the genus
Neoleptosphaeria comprises two species known on two host plants and plant families namely
Ranunculaceae and Rosaceae. Many more species of Neoleptosphaeria can be discovered in future studies.