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Cercostigmina concentrica

Cercostigmina concentrica (Cooke & Ellis) U. Braun, Cryptog. bot. 4(1): 108 (1993).

Cercospora concentrica Cooke & Ellis, Grevillea 5(no. 35): 90 (1877).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 361950; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09773, Fig. 1

Description: see Braun et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Braun et al. (2014); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Cercostigmina concentrica (NY 1102862; re-drawn from Pseudocercospora concentrica in Fig. 63 from Braun et al. 2014). a Conidiophore fascicle (arrows show single terminal locus). b Conidiophores. c Conidia. Scale bar = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Species of Cercostigmina are plant pathogenic showing as leaf spots on various hosts. There are 18 Cercostigmina epithets in Index Fungorum (2022), but most of the species have been transferred to Mycosphaerella and Pseudocercospora. Cercostigmina comprises three species known on several host plants in Apocynaceae, Asparagaceae, Fabaceae, Meliaceae, Myrtaceae, Proteaceae and Rutaceae. Cercostigmina has been reported mainly from Australia, Europe (Ukraine), South Africa and the The United States (New Jersey, Utah).



Braun U, Crous PW, Nakashima C. 2014 Cercosporoid fungi (Mycosphaerellaceae) 2. Species on monocots (Acoraceae to Xyridaceae, excluding Poaceae). IMA Fungus 5, 203–390.

Braun U. 1993 – New genera of phytopathogenic Deuteromycetes. Cryptogamic Botany 4, 107–114.

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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