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Colletotrichum fructicola



Colletotrichum fructicola


  • Last modified
  • 01 July 2019
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  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Colletotrichum fructicola
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Colletotrichum fructicola Prihast., L. Cai & K.D. Hyde

International Common Names

  • English: bitter rot of apple; bitter rot of pear

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Sordariomycetidae
  •                         Family: Glomerellaceae
  •                             Genus: Colletotrichum
  •                                 Species: Colletotrichum fructicola

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


ChinaPresentQin LiPing et al., 2018
-AnhuiPresentLi et al., 2013
-HenanPresentFu et al., 2013
IndiaPresentGunjan and Shenoy, 2014
-KeralaPresentNarmadhavathy et al., 2016
Korea, Republic ofPresentJoa et al., 2016

South America

BrazilPresentConforto et al., 2017
-PernambucoPresentConforto et al., 2017


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Conforto, C., Lima, N. B., Garcete-Gómez, J. M., Câmara, M. P. S., Michereff, S. J., 2017. First report of Colletotrichum siamense and C. fructicola causing cladode brown spot in Nopalea cochenillifera in Brazil. Journal of Plant Pathology, 99(3), 812.

Fu DanDan, Wang Wei, Qin RuiFeng, Zhang Rong, Sunb GuangYu, Gleason ML, 2013. Colletotrichum fructicola, first record of bitter rot of apple in China. Mycotaxon, 126:23-30.

Gunjan Sharma, Shenoy BD, 2014. Colletotrichum fructicola and C. siamense are involved in chilli anthracnose in India. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, 47(10):1179-1194.

Joa JH, Lim CK, Choi IY, Park MJ, Shin HD, 2016. First report of Colletotrichum fructicola causing anthracnose on mango in Korea. Plant Disease, 100(8):1793.

Li HN, Jiang JJ, Hong N, Wang GP, Xu WX, 2013. First report of Colletotrichum fructicola causing bitter rot of pear (Pyrus bretschneideri) in China. Plant Disease, 97(7):1000.

Lima NB, Batista MVde A, Morais Júnior MAde, Barbosa MAG, Michereff SJ, Hyde KD, Câmara MPS, 2013. Five Colletotrichum species are responsible for mango anthracnose in northeastern Brazil. Fungal Diversity, 61(1):75-88.

Narmadhavathy S, Kamala Nayar, Gokulapalan C, Geetha D, 2016. First report of leaf spot disease of culinary melon caused by Colletotrichum fructicola in India. Indian Phytopathology, 69(3):318-319.

Qin LiPing, Yu GongMing, Zhang Yan, Mo JianYou, Su Qin, Xie Ling, Nong Qian, Chen YanLu, 2018. Composition and distribution of Colletitruchm species associated with anthracnose of mango (Mangifera indica L.) in Guangxi. Journal of Fruit Science, 35(4), 469-480.

Udayanga D, Manamgoda DS, Liu XingZhong, Chukeatirote E, Hyde KD, 2013. What are the common anthracnose pathogens of tropical fruits? Fungal Diversity, 61(1):165-179.

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