Bipolaris cynodontis

Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Pleosporales, Pleosporaceae. Genus: BIPOLARIS

Bipolaris cynodontis (Marignoni) Shoemaker

Colony characteristics

Microscopy

Pathogenicity

RG-1, BSL-1. Plant pathogen on Cynodon grass. Sharma & Nonzom (2021) described a superficial pedal infection. Nath et al. (2015) described a chromoblastomycosis-like case that was ascribed to B. cynodontis and Cladosporium cladosporioides; etiology is however uncertain.

Nomenclature

Helminthosporium cynodontis Marignoni – Micromiceti di Schio p. 27, 1909 ≡ Bipolaris cynodontis (Marignoni) Shoemaker – Can. J. Bot. 37: 883, (1959 ≡ Cochliobolus cynodontis R.R. Nelson – Mycologia 56: 67, 1964 ≡ Drechslera cynodontis (Marignoni) Subramanian & B.L. Jain – Curr. Sci. 35: 354, 1966; type strain: not defined.