Parapyrenochaeta protearum (Crous) Valenz.-Lopez, Crous, Stchigel, Guarro & Cano, in Valenzuela-Lopez, Cano-Lira, Guarro, Sutton, Wiederhold, Crous & Stchigel, Stud. Mycol. 90: 64 (2017)
≡ Pyrenochaeta protearum Crous, Persoonia 27:153 (2011)
Index Fungorum number: IF 820320; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).
Material examined: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2018).
Fig. 1. Parapyrenochaeta protearum (CBS 131315; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2018) a Conidiophores. b Conidia. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Parapyrenochaeta are saprobic and may play a role in nutrient recycling in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
No industrial application has been reported from Parapyrenochaeta.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Parapyrenochaeta.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
No chemical has been yet reported from Parapyrenochaeta. This needs further investigation.
Diversity of the genus
Parapyrenochaeta comprises two species known on two host plant and plant families namely Fabaceae and Proteaceae. Parapyrenochaeta has been reported from Victoria and Western Cape Province. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. More species of Parapyrenochaeta can be discovered in future studies.