Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Cochliobolus ravenelii
(false smut)



Cochliobolus ravenelii (false smut)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cochliobolus ravenelii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • false smut
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cochliobolus ravenelii J.L.Alcorn

Preferred Common Name

  • false smut

Other Scientific Names

  • Bipolaris ravenelii (M.A.Curtis) Shoem.
  • Drechslera ravenelii (Curtis) Subram. & Jain
  • Helminthosporium KARSTEN & ROUM.
  • Helminthosporium hoffmanii Berk.
  • Helminthosporium ravenelii M.A.Curtis
  • Helminthosporium tonkinense Karsten & Roum.
  • Helmithosporium ravenelii M. A. CURTIS
  • Heterosporium callospermum Speg.
  • Napicaladium ravenelii (M. A. CURTIS)
  • Napicladium ravenelii (Curtis) Speg.

EPPO code

  • COCHRA (Cochliobolus ravenelii)

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: Cochliobolus ravenelii

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

North America

Dominican RepublicPresentSchotman (1989)
JamaicaPresentSchotman (1989)
Puerto RicoPresentSchotman (1989)

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Gliocladium catenulatum Antagonist

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