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Dimorphiopsis brachystegiae

Dimorphiopsis brachystegiae Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 31: 217 (2013)

Index Fungorum number: IF 805833; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous et al. (2013)

Material examined:  see Crous et al. (2013)



Fig. 1. Dimorphiopsis brachystegiae (CBS H-21430; redrawn from Crous et al. 2013) a Conidiogenous cells and conidia. b Conidia. Scale bars a, b = 10 µm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Dimorphiopsis are saprobic or pathogenic. As saprobes, they help in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem. As pathogen, they can cause disease on the host plant.


Industrial relevance and applications

There are currently no industrial applications of Dimorphiopsis.


Quarantine significance

No biocontrol agent has been reported from Dimorphiopsis. They may play important role in control of plant pathogens. Further studies are needed.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Dimorphiopsis has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Dimorphiopsis comprises only one species known on leaves of Brachystegia spiciformis (Fabaceae) in Zambia.



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