Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Pseudocercospora tagetis-erectae

Pseudocercospora tagetis-erectae Goh & Hsieh, Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 30: 131. 1989.

 Description: Leaf spots suborbicular to irregular, dark olivaceous brown, without definite margin, 0.5-5 mm wide. Fruiting amphigenous, mostly epiphyllous. Secondary mycelium present. Stro-mata globular, substomatal, brown, up to 45 μm wide. Conidiophores densely fasciculate, very pale olivaceous, cylindric, erect or sinuous, rarely septate or geniculate, truncate or rounded at the apex, 10-25 × 1.5-3 μm, conidial scars inconspicuous. Conidia narrowly obclavate or filiform, substraight or curved, sometimes undulate, subhyaline, 3-12 septate, acute at the apex, obconic or long obconically truncate at the base, 20-90 × 1.5-2 μm; hilum inconspicuous.

Taiwan, Taichung, 2. Aug. 1984, holotype NCHUPP-36.

 Habitat: On leaves of Tagetes erecta L.



Goh, TK and Hsieh, WH. 1989a.


W. H. Hsieh

 Note: Cercospora tageticola Ellis & Everhart (Jour. Mycol. 8:72, 1902) differs from this fungus by its loosely fasciculate, darkly coloured conidiophores, and by the conspicuously thickened conidial scars.