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Atrocalyx acutisporus

Atrocalyx acutisporus A. Hashim. & Kaz. Tanaka, in Hashimoto, Matsumura, Hirayama & Tanaka, Persoonia 39: 59 (2017).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 819241; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11588, Fig. 1

Description: see Hashimoto et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Hashimoto et al. (2017).

Figure. 1. Atrocalyx acutisporus (HHUF 30504, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 4 in Hashimoto et al. 2017).  a Asci with ascospores. b Ascus stipe. c Pseudoparaphyses. d, e Ascospores. f, g conidiogenous cells with conidia. h Conidia. Scale bars: a, c = 10 μm, b, d, e–h= 5 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Atrocalyx are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Atrocalyx have not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Atrocalyx.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Atrocalyx has not been reported.


Diversity of the genus

Atrocalyx comprises seven species known on four host plants and three plant family namely Acacia (Fabaceae), Acer (Sapindaceae), Cytisus (Fabaceae) and Populus (Salicaceae). Atrocalyx is geographically distributed in Belgium, China, Japan, Spain and Thailand.




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