Pleosporales » Pleosporaceae » Porocercospora

Porocercospora seminalis

Porocercospora seminalis (Ellis & Everh.) Amaradasa, Amundsen, Madrid & Crous, Mycologia 106(1): 81 (2014).

Cercospora seminalis Ellis & Everh., J. Mycol. 4(1): 4 (1888).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 803982; Facesoffungi number: FoF 00562, Fig. 1

Description: see Amaradasa et al. (2014).

Material examined: see Amaradasa et al. (2014).

Figure. 1. Porocercospora seminalis (CBS H21149, epitype, re-drawn from Fig. 2 in Amaradasa et al., 2014).  a–d Aggregated monotretic conidiogenous cells with inconspicuous loci (arrows). e–g Conidia (arrows indicate distosepta). Scale bars: a–g = 10 μm.

Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

Species of Porocercospora are pathogenic on seeds and causes disease of buffalograss (Buchloë dactyloides) affecting seed production.


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial use of Porocercospora has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Porocercospora.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Porocercospora has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Porocercospora comprises only one species known on spikelets of Buchloe dactyloides in the United States. The diversity of Porocercospora is poorly studied. Extensive sampling in understudied hosts and regions are needed to discover more species of Porocercospora.



About Dothideomycetes

The website provides an up-to-date classification and account of all genera of the class Dothideomycetes.

Mushroom Research Foundation


Published by the Mushroom Research Foundation 
Copyright © The copyright belongs to the Mushroom Research Foundation. All Rights Reserved.