A description is provided for Cercospora capsici. Information is included on the disease caused by the organism, its transmission, geographical distribution, and hosts. HOSTS: Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens. DISEASE: Causing circular, whitish, grey or brown, often brown or reddish brown bordered leaf spots. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: Africa (Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe), Asia (Bangladesh, India, Malaya, Nepal), East Indies (Brunei, Indonesia, Sarawak), South America (Venezuela), West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad). TRANSMISSION: By air-borne conidia.