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Megatomentella cristata

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.


Quarantine significance

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.


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