Monographs Details: Mycosphaerella punctiformis (Pers.) Starbäck
Authority: Rogerson, Clark T., et al. 1990. Fungi collected by Bassett Maguire and collabora tors in the Guayana Highland, 1944-1983. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 130-164.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Anamorph: Ramularia sp. (Barr, 1972).BRAZIL. Serra Cipo, 3.5 mi from Hotel Chapeu doSol, elev. 3700 ft, on Cephalostemon riedelianus (44627;Rapateaceae, NY), 19 Dec 1959, BM, C K M & JMPs.n. [GJS].
This specimen matches well the description of
the species provided by Barr (1972); there is no
anamorph on the collection. Mycosphaerella
punctiformis is extremely common in North
America, where it occurs on overwintered leaves
of many different plants, leading Barr (1972) to suggest that it is an aggregate species. There are
no fungi reported to occur on the Rapateaceae
in Viegas' (1961) hst ofthe fungi found in South
Distribution:Brazil South America