Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Pseudocercospora tabernaemontanae

Pseudocercospora tabernaemontanae (H. & P. Syd.) Deighton, Mycol. Pap. 140: 154. 1976.

Basionym: Cercospora tabernaemontanae H. & P. Syd., Philipp. J. Sci. Bot. 8: 507 1913.

 Description: Leaf spots circular, 3-10 mm in diameter, pale tan or dingy grey with a narrow brownborder and a distinct yellowish halo, often forming "shot-holes". Fruiting amphigenous. Stromata globose to elongated, dark brown, erumpent, 20- 50 μm in diameter. Conidiophores fascicu-late, dense to very dense, pale olivaceous brown, fairly uniform in width, curved, occasionally geniculate, rarely branched or septate, conically rounded or subtruncate at the apex, 10- 45 × 2-4 μm; conidial scars inconspicuous. Conidia cylindro-obclavate to obclavate, straight to mildly curved, pale olivaceous brown, indistinctly 4-10 septate, tip conic to subobtuse, base obconically truncate, 30-90 × 3-4.5 μm; hilum unthickened.

Taiwan, Taichung Hsien, Takeng, 14 Oct. 1985, NCHUPP-178.

 Habitat: On leaves of Tabernaemontana coronaria (Jacq.) R. Br.

Burma, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan.


Hsieh, WH and Goh, TK. 1990.


W. H. Hsieh.

 Note: According to Yen & Lim (1980), this fungus differs from Pseudocercospora taber-naemontanicola (Yen) Yen by its 'shot-hole" leaf spots and its unbranched and nonseptate conidiophores.