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Cheiromoniliophora elegans

Cheiromoniliophora elegans Tzean & J.L. Chen, Mycol. Res. 94(3): 424 (1990).

= Pseudodictyosporium elegans (Tzean & J.L. Chen) R. Kirschner, Mycol. Progr. 12(1): 32 (2013).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 126534; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1

Description: see Tzean and Chen (1990); Tsui et al. (2006).

Material examined: see Tzean and Chen (1990); Tsui et al. (2006).



Fig. 1. Cheiromoniliophora elegans (PPH7, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 11 in Tzean and Chen 1990).  a Conidiophore. b Conidia.


Importance and role

Importance of genus to ecosystem

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


Industrial relevance and applications

The industrial applications of Cheiromoniliophora have not been investigated.


Quarantine significance

No disease has been reported from Cheiromoniliophora.


Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications

The chemical diversity of Cheiromoniliophora has not been investigated.


Diversity of the genus

Cheiromoniliophora comprises two species known on fallen stem in Taiwan and rotten leaf of Laurus canariensis (Lauraceae) in Canary Is. The diversity of Cheiromoniliophora is not well-studied. Further research is warranted from unexplored substrates and habitat in an attempt to discover more species of Cheiromoniliophora.


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