Mauginiella scaettae Cavara, Atti R. Accad. Naz. Lincei, Mem. Cl. Sci. Fis., sér. 6 1-2: 65 (1925).
Index Fungorum number: IF 277575; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11636, Fig. 1
Description: see Rattan and Al-Dboon (1980).
Material examined: see Rattan and Al-Dboon (1980).
Figure. 1. Mauginiella scaettae (redrawn from Fig. 1 in von Arx, 1981). a, b Camera lucida drawings of conidiogenous structure. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Mauginiella scaettae is parasitic on inflorescences and causes their wilting or decay. This disease is commonly known as 'inflorescence-rot' or "Khamedj" (Al-Hassan & Waleed, 1977).
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Mauginiella have not been investigated.
Mauginiella is of quarantine importance as it causes inflorescence rot disease of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) (Hameed, 2012; Bouhlali et al., 2021).
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Mauginiella has not been reported.
Diversity of the genus
Mauginiella comprises only one species known on flowers of Phoenix dactylifera (Arecaceae) in Libya. The diversity of Mauginiella is poorly studied. It seems that many species of Mauginiella are still undiscovered and they need to be identified from unexplored hosts and areas.