Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Cercospora ricinella

Cercospora ricinella Saccardo & Berlese, Atti R. Ist. Ven. Sci. Lett. Arti. VI. 3: 721. 1885.

 Description: Leaf spots orbicular or somewhat angular, 0.5-12 mm wide, at first dark brown, then the center turns whitish with a reddish brown border. Fruiting amphigenous, but more abundant on the lower surface. Stromata a few brown cells or up to 50 μm wide. Conidiophores densely fasciculate, pale brown, fairly uniform in colour and width, sparingly septate, not branched, straight or geniculate, 10-90 × 4-6 μm. Conidia hyaline, acicular to obclavate, straight to mildly curved, indistinctly multiseptate, subacute to subobtuse at the apex, sub-truncate to truncate at the base, 15-120 × 2.5-5 μm. Sepecimens examined: Taiwan, Taichung Hsien, Kukuan, 18 Jan. 1988, NCHUPP-163a.


 Habitat: On leaves of Ricinus communis L.

Common and widely distributed throughout the tropics.


Hsieh, WH and Goh, TK. 1990.


W. H. Hsieh

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