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Meliola mangiferae

Scientific Name
Meliola mangiferae
Scientific Author
Earle
Taxonomy
(Ascomycota: Sordariomycetes: Meliolales: Meliolaceae)
Pest Status
2 NZ - Regulated pest
Status
0 NZ - Unknown
Reliability
High
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Disease

Black mildew, sooty blotch.

Morphology

Colonies on both surfaces of living leaves, black, circular, usually 2–3 mm diam. Hyphae dark brown, with small side branches (hyphopodia) some of which have a pore in the apex; hyphopodia alternate, 2-celled, 18–35 µm long. Setae straight, dark brown, often with a forked apex, up to 900 µm long, 9–11 µm wide. Ascomata black, globose. Asci dissolve readily so not usually seen. Ascospores 50–59 × 20–27.5 µm, dark brown, ellipsoid, thick-walled, smooth, straight, 4-septate, constricted at septa.

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Specimen Contact
Eric McKenzie
Author
McKenzie, E.
Created
16/07/2013 08:39 AEST
Last Updated
14/04/2014 23:14 AEST
Citation
McKenzie, E. (2013) Meliola mangiferae (Meliola mangiferae) Updated on 4/14/2014 11:14:36 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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