Neoplatysporoides aloicola Crous & M.J. Wingf., Persoonia 34: 197 (2015)
Index Fungorum number: IF 812440 Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig.1
Description: see Crous and Wingf (2015)
Material examined: see Crous and Wingf (2015)
Fig. 1. Neoplatysporoides aloicola (CBS H-22230; redrawn from Crous and Wingf 2015) a. Conidiogenous cells and conidia. b. Asci. c. Ascospores. Scale bars: a–c = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neoplatysporoides are saprobic and play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neoplatysporoides.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neoplatysporoides. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neoplatysporoides has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Neoplatysporoides comprises two species known on one host plant and plant family namely (Asphodelaceae). Neoplatysporoides seems to be host specific but this warrants further investigation. Neoplatysporoides has been reported from South Africa and Tanzania. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for this genus and more species can be discovered in future studies.