Crassiperidium octosporum M. Matsum. & Kaz. Tanaka, in Matsumura, Kato, Hashimoto, Takahashi, Shirouzu & Tanaka, Mycosphere 9(6): 1259 (2018).
Index Fungorum number: IF 555727; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Matsumura et al. (2018).
Material examined: see Matsumura et al. (2018).
Fig. 1. Crassiperidium octosporum (re-drawn from Fig. 3 in Matsumura et al. 2018). a Appearance of ascomata on host substrate. b Ascus. c Ascospores. d Conidiogenous cells. e–g Conidia. Scale bars: a–g = 10 μm. (a, c from HHUF 30603; b from HHUF 30080; d from HHUF 30080; e from MAFF 246406; r–t from MAFF 246404).
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Crassiperidium are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Crassiperidium have not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Crassiperidium.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Crassiperidium has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Crassiperidium comprises two species known on twigs of Fagus crenata (Fagaceae) in Honshu, Japan. Crassiperidium may comprise many more species. More Crassiperidium species need to be identified to enable natural placement of the genus.