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Camposporium antennatum

Camposporium antennatum Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1(no. 1): 37 (1884).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 213372; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11603, Fig. 1

Description: see Bhat and Sutton (1985); Hyde et al. (2020).

Material examined: see Bhat and Sutton (1985); Hyde et al. (2020).


Figure. 1. Camposporium antennatum (re-drawn from Chen & Tzean, 1986).  a Conidiophores and conidia. Scale bars: a = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

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


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Camposporium have not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Camposporium.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

Wang et al. (2018) reported diphenyl ether, named as quercilolin, tenellic acid A and 2’,4’-dihydroxyacetophenone from Camposporium quercicola.


Diversity of the genus

Even though there are 23 Camposporium epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as several species has been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Paratrichoconis and Xylomyces. Camposporium comprises 24 species known on Acacia aulacocarpa (Fabaceae), Caesalpinia echinata (Fabaceae), Cinnamomum japonicum (Lauraceae), Cocos nucifera (Arecaceae), Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae), Drymophloeus pachycladus (Arecaceae), Eucalyptus globulus (On bark) (Myrtaceae), Ficus erecta (Moraceae), Laurus nobilis (Lauraceae), Machilus thunbergii (Lauraceae), Mucuna ferruginea (Fabaceae), Neolitsea scrobiculata (Lauraceae), Phoenix hanceana      (Arecaceae), Pinus massoniana (Pinaceae), Quercus sp. (Fagaceae), Sabal sp. (Arecaceae), Trachycarpus fortunei (Arecaceae) amongst others. Camposporium has wide geographical distribution such as Australia, Brazil, California, Florida, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Venezuela amongst others. Camposporium may comprise many more species that awaits discovery.


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