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Sclerostagonospora heraclei

Sclerostagonospora heraclei (Sacc.) Höhn., Hedwigia 59(5): 252 (1917).

Hendersonia heraclei Sacc., Michelia 1(no. 2): 213 (1878).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 119067; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11649, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous et al. (2008), Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2008), Quaedvlieg et al. (2013).


Figure. 1. Sclerostagonospora heraclei (re-drawn from Fig. 13 in Krisai-Greilhuber et al., 2017).  a–o Line drawings of the conidia of Sclerostagonospora spp. a. S. leucadendri, b S. salsolae, c S. centaureae, d S. heracleid, e S. pinguis, f S. elegiae, g S. sessilis, h S. sabaleos, i S. fusiformis, j S. donacis, k S. opuntiae, l S. phragmiticola, m S. sulcate. n S. cycadis, o S. ericae. Scale bar = 10 µm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Sclerostagonospora are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem. Some taxa are endophytic or fungal pathogens.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial application of Sclerostagonospora has not been reported.


Quarantine significance

Sclerostagonospora might be of quarantine importance as it causes diseases of wine grapes but this warrants further research (Bokulich et al., 2014).


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Sclerostagonospora has not been reported.


Diversity of the genus

Sclerostagonospora comprises 18 species known on wide range of plants such as Acer truncatum (Sapindaceae), Cannomois virgata (Restionaceae), Elegia equisetacea (Restionaceae), Ischyrolepis subverticellata (Restionaceae), Persea americana (Lauraceae), Phragmites australis (Poaceae), Thamnochortus spicigerus (Restionaceae), Vitis sp. (Vitaceae), Cycas revoluta (Cycadaceae), Dioscorea composita (Dioscoreaceae) amongst others. Sclerostagonospora is reported from China, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. Sclerostagonospora may comprise many more species that might be discovered in the future.


Krisai-Greilhuber I., Chen Y., Jabeen S., Madrid H., Marincowitz S., Razaq A., Ševcˇíková H., Voglmayr H., Yazici K., Aptroot A., Aslan A., Boekhout T., Borovicˇka J., Crous P.W., Ilyas S., Jami F., Jiang Y.-L., Khalid A.N., Kolecka A., Konvalinková T., Norphanphoun C., Shaheen S., Wang Y., Wingfield M.J., Wu S.-P., Wu Y.-M. & Yu J.-Y. (2017): Fungal Systematics and Evolution: FUSE 3. – Sydowia 69: 229-264.


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