Detection of Colletotrichum coccodes causing leaf anthracnose on Pisum sativum in southern Brazil.
Leaf samples from pea cv. Telefone Alta plants showing typical anthracnose symptoms of circular to oval brown spots were collected in September 2017 from commercial fields in Frederico Westphalen, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Colletotrichum coccodes based on morphological, molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of C. coccodes associated with pea anthracnose in Brazil or elsewhere.