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Cercosporiopsis menispermi

Cercosporiopsis menispermi (Ellis & Holw.) Miura, Flora of Manchuria and East Mongolia, III Cryptogams, Fungi (Industr. Contr. S. Manch. Rly 27): 527 (1928).

Cercospora menispermi Ellis & Holw., J. Mycol. 4(1): 6 (1888).

Index Fungorum number: IF 253293; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11250

Description: see Crous and Braun (2003) and Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Crous and Braun (2003) and Videira et al. (2017).


Importance and distribution

Species of Cercosporiopsis are pathogenic and form leaf spots. According to Species Fungorum (2022), all species of Cercosporiopsis have been synonymized and transferred to other genera namely Cercospora, Nothopassalora, Passalora and Pseudocercospora. These synonymies are still doubtful and a revision of Cercosporiopsis is needed to clarify the generic placement. The type species of Cercosporiopsis, C. menispermi was found on leaves of Menispermum canadense in the United States (Iowa).



Crous PW, Braun U. 2003 – Mycosphaerella and its anamorphs: 1. Names published in Cercospora and Passalora. CBS Biodiversity Series No. 1. Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Ellis JB, Everhart BM. 1888 – Additions to Ramularia and Cercospora. The Journal of Mycology 4, 1–7.

Miura M. 1928 – Flora of Manchuria and East Mongolia. Part III. Cryotogams, fungi. South Manch. Railway Co., Agriculture Report 27, 517–534.

Videira SIR, Groenewald JZ, Nakashima C, Braun U, Barreto RW, de Wit PJGM, Crous PW. 2017 – Mycosphaerellaceae - Chaos or clarity? Studies in Mycology 87, 257–421.


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