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Peridiothelia fuliguncta

Peridiothelia fuliguncta (Norman) D. Hawksw., Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist., Bot. 14(2): 121 (1985).

Microthelia fuliguncta Norman, Öfvers. K. Svensk. Vetensk.-Akad. Förhandl. 41(no. 8): 36 (1884).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 104605; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11662, Fig. 1

Description: see Hawksworth (1985).

Material examined: see Hawksworth (1985).

Figure. 1. Peridiothelia fuliguncta (re-drawn from Fig. 48 in Hawksworth, 1985).  a Ascospores outline. Scale bar: a = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Peridiothelia are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Peridiothelia have not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Peridiothelia.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Peridiothelia has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Peridiothelia comprises three species known on Prunus sp. (Rosaceae) in Arizona and Tilia cordata (Malvaceae) in Sweden.  The diversity of Peridiothelia is still only poorly understood, and the lineages described so far represent only a small fraction of the true diversity of Peridiothelia. Extensive sampling in understudied host and region is needed to preserve the diversity of Peridiothelia.



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