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Diplocarpon mali



Diplocarpon mali


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  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Diplocarpon mali
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Leotiomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Diplocarpon mali Y. Harada & Sawamura

Other Scientific Names

  • Ascochyta coronariae Ellis & Davis
  • Leptothyrella mali (Henn.) Hara
  • Marssonia coronariae (Ellis & Davis) Davis
  • Marssonia coronariae Sacc. & Dearn.
  • Marssonia mali (Henn.) S. Ito
  • Marssonia mali Henn.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Leotiomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Leotiomycetidae
  •                         Order: Helotiales
  •                             Family: Dermateaceae
  •                                 Genus: Diplocarpon
  •                                     Species: Diplocarpon mali

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


ChinaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-AnhuiPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-GansuPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-HebeiPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-HeilongjiangPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-HenanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-HubeiPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-JiangsuPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-JilinPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-LiaoningPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Nei MengguPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-ShaanxiPresentZhou et al., 2008; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-ShandongPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-SichuanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-XinjiangPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-YunnanPresentYin et al., 2010; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
IndiaPresentSharma et al., 2006; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Himachal PradeshPresentSharma, 1999; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
JapanPresentHarada et al., 1974; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-HonshuPresentKanno and Ogata, 2005; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-KyushuPresentKawasaki et al., 1990; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
Korea, Republic ofPresentLee et al., 1996; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
TaiwanPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014

North America

CanadaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-New BrunswickPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Nova ScotiaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-OntarioPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Prince Edward IslandPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-QuebecPresentPARMELEE, 1971; CABI/EPPO, 2014
USAPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-WisconsinPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014

Central America and Caribbean

PanamaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014

South America

BrazilRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Rio Grande do SulPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014


AustriaRestricted distributionPersen et al., 2012; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
GermanyRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
ItalyRestricted distributionTamietti and Matta, 2003; CABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
-Italy (mainland)Restricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2014
RomaniaPresentCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014
SwitzerlandRestricted distributionCABI/EPPO, 2014; EPPO, 2014


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CABI/EPPO, 2014. Diplocarpon mali. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, No.October. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 1099 (Edition 2).

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Harada Y; Sawamura K; Konno K, 1974. Diplocarpon mali sp. nov., the perfect state of apple blotch fungus Marssonina coronaria. Annals of the Phytopathological Society of Japan, 40(5):412-418.

Kanno E; Ogata T, 2005. Relationship between occurrence of apple blotch (Diplocarpon mali) and application time of fungicides. Annual Report of the Society of Plant Protection of North Japan, No.56:93-95.

Kawasaki N; Mametsuka H; Tashiro N, 1990. Major diseases and insect pests of apple in the northern highlands of Saga Prefecture and occurrence of polyoxin-tolerant isolates of Alternaria alternata apple pathotype. Proceedings of the Association for Plant Protection of Kyushu, 36:72-75.

Kondo K; Kawai Y; Kurihara J; Hiroma K, 2000. Biology and control of apple blotch caused by Diplocarpon mali in Nagano Prefecture. Annual Report of the Kanto-Tosan Plant Protection Society, No. 47:75-78.

Lee SoonWon; Suh SangJae; Kim DongA; Choi KyungHee; Lee DongHyuk; Ryu OunHa, 1996. Questionnaire on status and opinions on pest control for apple growers and related groups. RDA Journal of Agricultural Science, Crop Protection, 38(1):545-552.

PARMELEE JA, 1971. Marssonina leafspot of Apple. Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 51(2):91-92.

Persen U; Steffek R; Freiding C; Bedlan G, 2012. First report of Diplocarpon mali on Malus domestica in Austria. (Erstnachweis von Diplocarpon mali an Malus domestica in Österreich.) Journal für Kulturpflanzen, 64(5):168-170.

Sharma JN, 1999. Marssonina blotch - a new disease causing premature leaf fall in apple. Indian Phytopathology, 52(1):101-102.

Sharma JN; Sharma PK; Anita Sharma, 2005. Studies on epidemiology and management of Marssonina blotch, the cause of premature leaf fall in apple. In: Integrated plant disease management. Challenging problems in horticultural and forest pathology, Solan, India, 14 to 15 November 2003 [ed. by Sharma, R. C.\Sharma, J. N.]. Jodhpur, India: Scientific Publishers (India), 1-7.

Sharma SK; Kishore DK; Pramanick KK, 2006. Utilization of indigenous crab apples for the management of foliar and soil borne diseases. In: Proceedings of the national symposium on production, utilization and export of underutilized fruits with commercial potentialities, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India, 22-24 November, 2006 [ed. by Ghosh, S. N.\Mitra, S. K.\Banik, B. C.\Hasan, M. A.\Sarkar, S. K.\Dhua, R. S.\Kabir, J.\Hore, J. K.]. Mohanpur, India: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, 205-208.

Tamietti G; Matta A, 2003. First report of leaf blotch caused by Marssonina coronaria on apple in Italy. Plant Disease, 87(8):1005.

Xie WL; Leng HQ, 1990. Studies on apple blotch. 2. Relation between the resistance of apple cultivars and their physical and physiological characters. Journal of Sichuan Agricultural University, 8(1):51-54.

Yin LiHong; Liu ZhiJun; Shao FuMin; Yin HaoFen; Liu BaiYuan; Zhou TongXin, 2010. Survey on the main categories of early defoliation diseases of Malus pumila trees in Kunming area. Journal of Southwest Forestry University, 30(1):55-57.

Zhou TianCang; Zhao Hua; Huang Lili; Xi HuanMin; Zhou DongZi; Cheng JingJing, 2008. Efficacy of propineb for controlling leaf blotch caused by Marssonina coronaria and its effect on zinc content in apple leaves. Acta Phytophylacica Sinica, 35(6):519-524.

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