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Phaeocercospora colophospermi

Phaeocercospora colophospermi Crous, in Crous et al., Persoonia 28: 171 (2012).

Index Fungorum number: IF 800387; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11194, Fig. 1

 Description: see Crous et al. (2012); Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Crous et al. (2012); Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Phaeocercospora colophospermi (CBS H-20966; re-drawn from Crous et al. 2012). a Symptomatic leaf. b Conidiogenous cells. c Conidia. Scale bars: = 10 µm.

Importance and distribution

Phaeocercospora comprises two species. Phaeocercospora colophospermi is reported on leaves of Colophospermum mopane (Fabaceae) in South Africa while P. juniperina is reported from leaves of Juniperus (Cupressaceae) in Europe (Romania). Species of Phaeocercospora are foliicolous and inhabit the hosts as asymptomatic mutualists, benign commensals or latent pathogens (Dubey and Pandey 2019).



Crous PW, Summerell BA, Shivas RG et al. 2012 – Fungal Planet description sheets: 107–127. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi 28, 138–182.

Dubey R, Pandey AD. 2019 – Statistical analysis of foliicolous fungal biodiversity of Konkan region, Maharashtra, India: A novel approach. Plant Pathology & Quarantine 9, 77–115.

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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