Neostagonospora caricis Quaedvl., Verkley & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75: 364 (2013)
Index Fungorum number: IF 804441; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013)
Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013)
Fig. 1. Neostagonospora caricis (CBS 135092; redrawn from Quaedvlieg et al. 2013) a. Conidia. b. Conidiogenous cells. Scale bars: a, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Neostagonospora are foliicolous. They can play a role in nutrient recycling within the ecosystem. Some species are endophytic and can grow inside the host plant, without causing any side effects on the plant tissues (Al-Ani 2019).
Industrial relevance and applications
There are currently no industrial applications of Neostagonospora.
No biocontrol agent has been reported from Neostagonospora. Further studies are needed.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Neostagonospora has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
According to Species Fungorum (2021), Neostagonospora comprises six species known on six different host plants and three plant families namely Cyperaceae, Poaceae and Restionaceae. N. artemisiae, previously accommodated in Neostagonospora was transferred to Septoriella as S. artemisiae based on phylogenetic analyses by Marin-Felix et al. (2019). Hongsanan et al. (2020) reinstated the species as N. artemisiae based on recommendations provided by Hyde et al. (2020b) and accepted seven species in Neostagonospora. N. artemisiae was found on dead and dying stems of Artemisia austriaca (Asteraceae) in South European Russia. Neostagonospora has been reported mainly from Australia, Italy, Netherlands, South European Russia, Taiwan and Western Cape Province. Neostagonospora seems to be a diverse genus and many species can be discovered in the future.