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Neohendersonia pyriformis

Neohendersonia pyriformis (G.H. Otth) Petr. [as 'piriformis'], Annls mycol. 19(3-4): 191 (1921).

Hendersonia pyriformis G.H. Otth, Mitt. naturf. Ges. Bern 580-602: 164 (1866) [1865]

            Index Fungorum number: IF 493054; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Giraldo et al. (2017).

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



Fig. 1. Neohendersonia kickxii (CBS 112403). a. Conidiogenous cell in vivo. b. Conidia in vivo showing basal cell. c. Conidia in vitro. Scale bars: a–c = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Neohendersonia are saprobic and are involved in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Neohendersonia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

The biocontrol properties of Neohendersonia has not been studied.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Neohendersonia has not been studied. Fresh cultures are needed.


Diversity of the genus

Neohendersonia comprises four species known on one plant family namely Fagaceae. Neohendersonia has been reported from Belgium, Germany and Italy. More species of Neohendersonia canbe discovered in future studies.



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