Corallomycetella elegans

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Corallomycetella elegans
Corallomycetella elegans.jpg
Sexual fruiting body of Corallomycetella elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Sordariomycetes
Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Hypocreales
Family: Nectriaceae
Genus: Corallomycetella
Species: C. elegans
Binomial name
Corallomycetella elegans
(Berk. and M.A. Curtis) C. Herrera & P. Chaverri (2013)
  • Corallomyces elegans Berk. & M.A. Curtis (1853)[1]
  • Nectria mauritiicola (Henn.) Seifert & Samuels, (1985)
  • Corallomyces mauritiicola Henn., (1904)
  • Corallomycetella repens (Berk. & Broome) Rossman & Samuels, (1999)
  • Sphaerostilbe repens
Violet root rot
Common names red root rot of citrus, pourriture des racines de l'hévéa (French)
Causal agents Corallomycetella elegans
Hosts rubber, cacao and tea trees

Corallomycetella elegans is one of the two recognized species in the fungus genus Corallomycetella. It is a parasite of rubber,[2] cacao and tea trees.

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  1. ^ Berk. & M.A. Curtis, Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia 2: 289 (1853)
  2. ^ Herrera, Cesar S.; Rossman, Amy Y.; Samuels, G.J.; Lechat, Christian; Chaverri, P. (2013). "Revision of the genus Corallomycetella with Corallonectria gen. nov. for C. jatrophae (Nectriaceae, Hypocreales)". Mycosystema. 32: 518–544. 

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