Phylum:Ascomycota >> Class: Dothideomycetes >>  Order: Dothideomycetes 
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 Scientific Name: Pseudocercospora diversispora

Pseudocercospora diversispora Goh & Hsieh. Trans. mycol. Soc. R.O.C. 4(2):39-56 1989.

 Description: Leaf spots suborbicular to irregular, grayish brown or grayish, with a dark border, 3-8 mm in diameter. Fruiting amphigenous but more abundant on the lower surface. Stromata irregular, brown, filling stomatal openings, up to 90 μm wide and 60 μm deep. Conidiophores densely fasciculate on the stromata, subhyaline to very pale olivaceous, irregular in width, rarely septate, not branched, narrowly rounded or subtruncate at the apex, often with immature conidia attached terminally, 5-30 × 1.5-3 μm; conidial scars unthickened. Conidia colourless to subhyaline, acicular, obclavate or linear, substraight or variously curved, 2-8 septate, acute at the apex,obconic or truncate at the base, 15-70 × 1.5-3 μm.

Taiwan, Taichung, NCHU Campus, 18 Sept. 1985, holotype, NCHUPP-201.

 Habitat: On leaves of Erythrina corallodendron L.





W. H. Hsieh

 Note: There are several other species of Cercospora sensu lato on the host genus Erythrina namely C. erythrinae Ellis & Everhart (Jour. Mycol. 3:18, 1887), C. erythrinicola Tharp (1917), C. tomentosae Hansford (Proc. Linnean Soc. London 1942-43:59, 1943), Pseudocercospora pittieri (H. Sydow) Deighton (1976) and P. erythrinigeiia Yen (1978d), but this fungus is distinct from others by having relatively much narrower conidia which are variable in shapes and almost colourless in colour.