Megatomentella cristata D.A.C. Almeida, Gusmão & A.N. Mill., in Crous et al., Persoonia 39: 315 (2017).
Index Fungorum number: IF 822842; Facesoffungi number: FoFxxx, Fig. 1
Description: see Crous et al. (2017).
Material examined: see Crous et al. (2017).
Fig. 1. Megatomentella cristata (HUEFS 155135, holotype, re-drawn from Crous et al. 2017). a Ascus. b Ascospores. Scale bars: a = 20 μm, b = 10 μm.
Importance and role
Importance of genus to ecosystem
Species of Megatomentella are saprobic and helps in decomposition of organic matter in the ecosystem.
Industrial relevance and applications
The industrial applications of Megatomentella have not been investigated.
No disease has been reported from Megatomentella.
Biochemical importance of the genus, chemical diversity or applications
The chemical diversity of Megatomentella has not been investigated.
Diversity of the genus
Megatomentella comprises only one species known on branches in Ceará, Brazil. The diversity of Megatomentella has been poorly studied. Extensive sampling in understudied hosts and regions are needed to discover more species of Megatomentella.