Phragmotrichum chailletii Kunze, in Kunze & Schmidt, Mykologische Hefte (Leipzig) 2: 84 (1823).
Index Fungorum number: IF 9376; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11605, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2019).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2019).
Figure. 1. Phragmotrichum chailletii (CPC 33263, re-drawn from Fig. 13 in Crous et al., 2019). a Conidiogenous cells giving rise to conidia. b–d Conidial chains. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Phragmotrichum are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter hence nutrient recycling. Some taxa might be parasitic.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Phragmotrichum have not been investigated.
Phragmotrichum might be quarantine importance due to its parasitic nature. Phragmotrichum sp. was reported as a secondary parasite on A. platanoides in New Jersey.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Phragmotrichum has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Even though there are nine Phragmotrichum epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as two species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Coniothecium and Trimmatostroma. Phragmotrichum has wide host distribution such as Acer sp. (Sapindaceae), Alnus sp. (Betulaceae), Betula pendula (Betulaceae), Duschekia kamtschatica (Betulaceae), Rhus typhina (Anacardiaceae), Salix sp. (Salicaceae), Strobilanthes sp. (Acanthaceae). Phragmotrichum is geographically distributed in Canada, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USSR and Washington. Phragmotrichum may comprise many more species that awaits discovery.
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