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Leptosphaerulina trifolii

Scientific Name
Leptosphaerulina trifolii
Scientific Author
(Rostr.) Petr.
Taxonomy
(Ascomycota: Dothideomycetes: Pleosporales)
Pest Status
1 NZ - Non-regulated species
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Host Family

  • Araceae
  • Brassicaceae
  • Dioscoreaceae
  • Fabaceae

Description

Pacific Hosts

- Araceae: Colcasia esculenta

- Brassicaceae: Raphanus sativus L.

- Dioscoreaceae: Dioscorea alata L.

- Fabaceae: Arachis hypogaea L., Phaseolus vulgaris L.

Other Hosts

Causes pepper spot and leaf scorch, particularly on forage legumes, also associated with leaf spots on various plants; saprobic strains of the fungus also exist.


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