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Chaetophoma quercifolia

Chaetophoma quercifolia Cooke, Grevillea 7(no. 41): 25 (1878).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 181938; Facesoffungi number: FoF11788, Fig. 1

Description: see Wijayawardene et al. (2014).

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


Fig. 1 Chaetophoma quercifolia (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 distribution

There are eighteen Chaetophoma epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but six species have been transferred to Chaetasbolisia, Chaetophomella, Cicinnobella, Lasiophoma, Melanops and Phomyces. Chaetophoma comprises twelve species known on a wide range of hosts such as Chamaecyparis thyoides (Cupressaceae), Fraxinus excelsior (Oleaceae), Glycine max (Fabaceae), Metrosideros collina (Myrtaceae), Myrcia tomentosa (Myrtaceae), Phalaris arundinacea (Poaceae), Prunus sp. (Rosaceae), Syngonium auritum (Araceae), and Viburnum awabuki (Caprifoliaceae). Chaetophoma is known from Asia (Japan), Europe (Poland, Ukraine), North America (Mexico, the United States), Oceania (Papua New Guinea) and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay).



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