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Abstract

New host records of Cercosporoids from medicinal plants of Madhya Pradesh.

Abstract

A periodic surveys of different regions including forests of Madhya Pradesh (Chitrakoot) and the neighborhood of Jabalpur were carried out within a radius of ∼15-20 km for the incidence of fungal diseases of medicinal plants. Five Cercosporoids (Hyphomycetes) were found to cause leaf spot diseases on different medicinal plants, which were identified as new fungal records from India: Cercospora sp. on leaves of Paederia foetida, Elephantopus scaber, Abroma augusta and Hyoscyamus niger and Cercospora menthicola on Mentha arvensis.