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Speiropsis pedatospora

Speiropsis pedatospora Tubaki, J. Hattori bot. Lab. 20: 171 (1958).

Index Fungorum number: IF 306079; Facesoffungi number: FoF 02652, Fig. 1

Description: see Barbosa and Gusmao (2005).

Material examined: see Barbosa and Gusmao (2005).



Fig. 1 Speiropsis spp. (re-drawn from Barbosa and Gusmao 2005). a, b S. pedatospora a Conidiophore with conidiogenous cells. b Branched conidia. c, d S. scopiformis c Conidiophores with conidiogenous cells. d Unbranched conidia. Scale bar = 25 µm.

Importance and distribution

Speiropsis comprises eight species. Speiropsis rogergoosensis, S. pedatospora and S. ixorae have been reported from Moraceae, Rosaceae and Rubiaceae. Speiropsis hyalospora has been reported from dung of Equus caballus (Equidae), Speiropsis scopiformis has been reported from dead submerged angiosperm leaf. Speiropsis aquatica, S. belauensis, S. simplex have been reported from rotten wood. Speiropsis has a worldwide distribution known from Asia, Australia, North America (Caribbean (Cuba), Mexico, The United States) and South America (Brazil).



Barbosa FF, Gusmao LFP. 2005 – Two Speiropsis species (Anamorphic fungi-Hyphomycetes) from Bahia state, Brazil. Acta Botanica Brasilica 19, 515–518.


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