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Septocyta ramealis

Septocyta ramealis (Roberge ex Desm.) Petr., Ann. Mycol. 25: 330 (1927).

Septoria ramealis Roberge ex Desm., Pl. Crypt. Nord France, Edn 1: no. 2189 (1851).

            Index Fungorum number: IF 276073; Facesoffungi number: FoF 11304, Fig. 1

Description: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013) and Videira et al. (2017).

Material examined: see Quaedvlieg et al. (2013) and Videira et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Septocyta ramealis (PDD 51271, holotype, re-drawn from Fig. 19 in Quaedvlieg et al. 2013). a Conidiogenous cells. b Conidia. Scale bar = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Septocyta comprises five species known on Bedfordia sp. (Asteraceae), Corchorus capsularis (Malvaceae), Rosa indica (Rosaceae), causing leaf spots and purple blotch on Rubus sp. (Rosaceae), Senecio bedfordii (Asteraceae) and Viscum album (Santalaceae). Septocyta is reported from several countries such as Asia (India), Australia (Tasmania), Europe (Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom), Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) amongst others


Quarantine significance

Septocyta is of quarantine significance as it causes destructive necrosis of floricanes in blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) in Europe (Adair et al. 2012). Septocyta is also in the controlled pest list of Japan (EPPO 2022).



Adair RJ, Baguant J, Lawrie AC. 2012 – Variation in Septocyta ruborum and its potential for biological control of European blackberry. Eighteenth Australasian Weeds Conference.

EPPO 2009 European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Organisation Européenne et Méditerranéenne pour la Protection des Plantes. Available at:

Quaedvlieg W, Verkley GJM, Shin HD, Barreto RW et al. 2013 – Sizing up Septoria. Studies in Mycology 75, 307–390.

Sutton BC. 1980 – The Coelomycetes: Fungi imperfecti with pycnidia, acervular and stromata. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey, England.

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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