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Distocercosporaster dioscoreae

Distocercosporaster dioscoreae (Ellis & G. Martin) Videira, H.D. Shin, C. Nakash. & Crous, in Videira et al., Stud. Mycol. 87: 304 (2017).

  Cercospora dioscoreae Ellis & G. Martin, Am. Nat. 16(12): 1003 (1882).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 822755; Facesoffungi number: FoF 09779, Fig. 1

Description: see Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Distocercosporaster dioscoreae (CPC 11513; re-drawn from Videira et al. 2017). a Leaf spot on host. b Conidiophores, conidiogenous cells and conidia. c Catenate conidia. d Conidiophore, conidiogenous cell, single and catenate conidia from culture. e Catenate conidia from culture. Scale bars = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Distocercosporaster comprises only one species causing a leaf spot on Dioscorea villosa (Dioscoreaceae) in the United States (Pennsylvania).



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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