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Abstract

First report of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on Pedilanthus tithymaloides in India.

Abstract

Leaf spot symptoms were observed on the leaves of Pedilanthus tithymaloides. The spots were dark red, circular shaped lesions on leaves. The fungus after cultural and microscopic examinations was identified as Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. To best our knowledge this is the first report from India showing that C. gloeosporioides causes leaf spot disease on P. tithymaloides.