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Paradendryphiella salina

Paradendryphiella salina (G.K. Sutherl.) Woudenb. & Crous, Stud. Mycol. 75(1): 207 (2013).

            ≡ Cercospora salina G.K. Sutherl., New Phytol. 15: 43 (1916).

Index Fungorum number: IF 803752; Facesoffungi number: FoF xxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Woudenberg et al. (2013)

            Material examined: see Woudenberg et al. (2013).



Fig. 1. Paradendryphiella salina (Redrawn from Scolecobasidium salinum in Ellis 1976, Fig 138c). Scale bars: a = 5 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Paradendryphiella are saprobic or parasitic on host. As saprobes, they may help in decomposition of organic matter and maintains the nutrient cycle. As parasites, they may cause disease on several hosts.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Paradendryphiella has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No biological agent from Paradendryphiella has been reported.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical application of Paradendryphiella has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Paradendryphiella comprises only two species. P. salina is known on kelp (Agaraceae) and P. arenariae on sand around Psamma arenaria (Poaceae) in France. Many hosts and regions are still under studied for the genus. More species of Paradendryphiella can be discovered in future studies.



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