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Septoriella phragmitis

Septoriella phragmitis Oudem. [as 'phragmitidis'], Ned. kruidk. Archf, 2 sér. 5: 54 [repr.] (1889).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 121133; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11651, Fig. 1

Description: see Crous et al. (2015).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2015).

Figure. 1. Septoriella phragmitis (CPC 24118, re-drawn from Fig. 20 in Crous et al., 2015).  a, b Conidiogenous cells. c, d Conidia. Scale bars: a–d = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Septoriella are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem. Some taxa are fungal pathogens causing leaf spot (Crous et al., 2015).


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial importance of Septoriella has not been investigated. This warrants further studies.


Quarantine significance

Septoriella might be of quarantine importance due to its parasitic nature.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Septoriella has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Even though there are 50 Septoriella epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as several species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera such as Dothistroma, Linochora, Linochorella and Phaeopoacea. Septoriella comprises 46 species known on Bambusa sp. (Poaceae), Ficus alba (Moraceae), Juncus bufonius (Juncaceae), Lomandra leucocephala (Asparagaceae), Lupinus obtusilobus (Fabaceae), Malva sylvestris (Malvaceae), Phragmites australis (Poaceae), Trachycarpus fortunei (Arecaceae), Triodia irritans (Poaceae), Vitis sp. (Vitaceae) amongst others. Septoriella is geographically distributed in Australia, California, China, France, Hong Kong, Netherlands, North Carolina, Poland, Singapore amongst others. Many hosts and regions are still understudied for the genus. Septoriella may comprise several undescribed species that can be discovered in future studies.


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