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Cercospora Fresen. (a genus of dematiaceous anamorphic fungi)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Form genus)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Braun, U., 1995 Monograph of Cercosporella, Ramularia and Allied Genera - Vol 1
Groenewald, J.Z. et al, 2013 Species concepts in Cercospora: spotting the weeds among the roses

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to Cercospora (a genus of dematiaceous anamorphic fungi)

Cercospora may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore shooters)
(a class of ascomycetes)
(sooty moulds)
(a family of ascomycetes and lichens)
Dematiaceous Hyphomycetes (via Cercospora) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 46 feeding and other relationships of Cercospora (a genus of dematiaceous anamorphic fungi)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A form genus of anamorphic obligate plant necrotrophs which cause pale brown, grey or whitish leaf-spots on living leaves. Under a hand lens, clusters of dark conidiophores can be seen emerging through the stomata, usually on the lower leaf surface. Under the microscope, the hyaline, cylindric conidia have numerous septa.

Cercospora anamorphs are found on a wide range of mostly herbaceous plants. A host-specific species concept has traditionally been followed resulting in a large number of species. This ignores a considerable body of work which demonstrates that many species have wide host ranges, even across multiple plant families.
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