Brasiliomyces are found primarily
on species of angiosperms in subtropical to tropical (zones 10+). The mycelium
is superficial, hyaline, and non-septate and forms white colonies on the
leaves of host. Cleistothecial wall is thin, consisting of a layer of undifferentiated
cells and appendages are absent. There are two to five asci in each cleistothecia.
Brasiliomyces setosus Hodges
Causes powdery mildew disease on Sapindus oahuensis. It was first identified in 1984 by Dr. C. S. Hodges in the Mokuleia Forest Reserve in Oahu, Hawaii.
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