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Chaetodiplodia caulina

Chaetodiplodia caulina P. Karst., Hedwigia 23(4): 62 (1884).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 168423; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Wijayawardene et al. (2014).

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



Fig. 1. Chaetodiplodia caulina (re-drawn from Sutton 1980) a Surface view of conidioma. b Different stages of conidiogenesis. c Conidia. Scale bars: a = 100 μm, b, c = 10 μm.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

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


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial use of Chaetodiplodia has not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Chaetodiplodia.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Chaetodiplodia has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Even though there are eight Chaetodiplodia epithets in Index fungorum, the real number of species is less as several species have been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Ascochyta, Chaetodiplis, Chaetodiplodia and Lasiodiplodia. Chaetodiplodia comprises three species known on Citrus aurantifolia (Rutaceae) and Grewia populifolia (Malvaceae) in India and Pakistan. Chaetodiplodia may comprise many more species. Understudied hosts and regions must be sampled in an attempt to collect more species of Chaetodiplodia.



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