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Curvularia australiensis
(leaf blight of grasses)



Curvularia australiensis (leaf blight of grasses)


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  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Curvularia australiensis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • leaf blight of grasses
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Curvularia australiensis (Bugnic. ex M.B. Ellis) Manamgoda, L. Cai & K.D. Hyde

Preferred Common Name

  • leaf blight of grasses

Other Scientific Names

  • Bipolaris australiensis (M.B.Ellis) Tsuda & Ueyama
  • Drechslera australiensis Bugnic. ex M.B. Ellis
  • Helminthosporium australiense Bugnicourt
  • leaf blight: grasses
  • Pseudocochliobolus australiensis Tsuda & Ueyama

EPPO code

  • DRECAU (Drechslera australiensis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Dothideomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
  •                         Order: Pleosporales
  •                             Family: Pleosporaceae
  •                                 Genus: Cochliobolus
  •                                     Species: Curvularia australiensis

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.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ChinaPresentCABI (Undated)Present based on regional distribution.
-HenanPresentChang et al. (2016)
IndiaPresentSangeetha Chinnusamy et al. (2010)
-RajasthanPresentArvind Saroj et al. (2011)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI (Undated a)
-Uttar PradeshPresentArvind Saroj et al. (2011); Sobita Simon et al. (2013)
IraqPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PakistanPresentCABI (Undated a)

South America

ChilePresentCABI (Undated a)


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Arshad Javaid; Asma Ashraf; Naureen Akhtar; Hanif M; Farooq MA, 2006. Efficacy of some fungicides against seed-borne mycoflora of wheat. Mycopath, 4(1):45-49.

Arvind Saroj; Mansoor Alam; Nida Qamar; Abdul-Khaliq; Abdul Sattar, 2011. First report of Bipolaris australiensis causing pod rot of senna in India. New Disease Reports, 23:Article 28.

Chang JY; Zhang HJ; Shi J; Guo N; Hu QY; Ma HX; Yang S, 2016. First report of Curvularia australiensis causing leaf spot on maize (Zea mays) in China. Plant Disease, 100(8):1780.

Mirza JH; Naureen Akhtar; Rukhsana Bajwa, 2004. Additions to fungi imperfecti of Pakistan. Mycopath, 2(2):65-66.

Sangeetha Chinnusamy; Manjunath Hubballi; Archana Sornakili; Beena Saralemma, 2010. First report of leaf blight of mango caused by Drechslera australiensis in India. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 6(5):565-567.

Sobita Simon; Lal AA; Mayank Kumar, 2013. A new record of leaf spot disease of Vigna unguiculata L. caused by Drechslera australiensis (Bugnic.) Subram. & B. L. Jain 1966 in India. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research (IJASR), 3(3):149-150.

Swati Dumbre; Damayanti Guldekar; Potdukhe SR, 2011. Survey of seed borne fungi of onion (Allium cepa L.) from various locations of Maharashtra. Journal of Soils and Crops, 21(2):221-224.

Swati Dumbre; Potdukhe SR; Damayanti Guldekar, 2011. Efficacy of bio agents, botanicals and fungicides against seed borne mycoflora of onion (Allium cepa L.). Journal of Soils and Crops, 21(1):51-59.

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