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Alternaria solani

Scientific Name
Alternaria solani
Scientific Author
Sorauer
Taxonomy
(Ascomycota: Dothideomycetes: Pleosporales: Pleosporaceae)
Pest Status
1 NZ - Non-regulated species
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Conidia
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Alternaria solani conidia
Source
E. McKenzie Landcare Research
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Diagnostic Notes
Disease

Leaf spot. On eggplant associated with a target spot on leaves.

Morphology

Conidiophores arising singly or in small groups, pale brown to olivaceous-brown, up to 110 µm long, 6–10 µm thick, with one or more distinct conidial scars. Conidia usually single, rarely in short chains, straight or slightly curved, obclavate or with body of conidium ellipsoidal and tapering to a beak, which may be longer than body of conidium, overall length 150–300 µm, 15–19 µm wide, pale golden or olivaceous brown, smooth, 9–11 transverse septa, 0–2(–3) longitudinal or oblique septa; beak pale coloured, sometimes branched.

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Specimen Contact
Eric McKenzie
Author
McKenzie, E.
Created
11/07/2013 09:24 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 03:36 AEST
Citation
McKenzie, E. (2013) Alternaria solani (Alternaria solani) Updated on 5/7/2014 3:36:59 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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