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Corynespora cassiicola
(target leaf spot of tomato)

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Corynespora cassiicola (target leaf spot of tomato)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 05 May 2020
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Corynespora cassiicola
  • Preferred Common Name
  • target leaf spot of tomato
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Corynespora cassiicola (Berk. & Curtis) Weir

Preferred Common Name

  • target leaf spot of tomato

Other Scientific Names

  • Cercospora melonis Cooke
  • Cercospora vignicola E.KAWAMURA
  • Corynespora melonis (Cooke) Lindau
  • Helminthosporium casiicola
  • Helminthosporium cassiicola BERK. & M.A.CURTIS
  • Helminthosporium papayae H.SYD.
  • Helminthosporium vignae OLIVE in OLIVE, BAIN & LEFEBVRE
  • Helminthosporium vignicola (E.KAWAMURA) OLIVE

International Common Names

  • English: blotch disease of cucurbits; fruit spot of tomato; leaf spot (of cotton, tobacco, tomato); stem and fruit spot (of eggplant, papaya); target spot (of cucurbits, soybean)
  • Spanish: chamuscado de las hojas (del melon); mancha foliar de las cucurbitaceas
  • French: cercosporiose du melon; taches foliaires (du melon, de la tomate); taches sur tiges et feuilles de l'aubergine

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blattbrand: Kuerbisgewaechse; Blattfleckenkrankheit: Baumwolle; Blattfleckenkrankheit: Kuerbisgewaechse

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Dothideomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Pleosporomycetidae
  •                         Order: Pleosporales
  •                             Family: Corynesporascaceae
  •                                 Genus: Corynespora
  •                                     Species: Corynespora cassiicola

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: 05 May 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

BeninPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
CameroonPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Congo, Democratic Republic of thePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Congo, Republic of thePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Côte d'IvoirePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
EgyptPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
EthiopiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GabonPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GhanaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GuineaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
LiberiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
MauritiusPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
NigeriaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
SeychellesPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Sierra LeonePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
South AfricaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
SudanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
TanzaniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
TogoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
UgandaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
ZambiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

Asia

BangladeshPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BruneiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
CambodiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
ChinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-AnhuiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-GuangdongPresentShi et al. (2012)
-GuangxiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012); Li et al. (2013); Phan et al. (2015)
-HainanPresentChen et al. (2010); CABI/EPPO (2012)
-HenanPresentWang et al. (2013)
-HunanPresentZhu JunZi et al. (2020)
-LiaoningPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ShandongPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-SichuanPresentCui et al. (2015); Xu et al. (2016)
-YunnanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ZhejiangPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Hong KongPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
IndiaPresentVishwakarma et al. (2011); Borah et al. (2012); CABI/EPPO (2012)
-Andhra PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-AssamPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-BiharPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ChandigarhPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-DelhiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-GoaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-GujaratPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Himachal PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-JharkhandPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-KeralaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-LakshadweepPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Madhya PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ManipurPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-MeghalayaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-OdishaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-RajasthanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012); Sharma et al. (2012)
-Tamil NaduPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-West BengalPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
IndonesiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-JavaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
JapanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-HokkaidoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-HonshuPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-KyushuPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
LaosPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
MalaysiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Peninsular MalaysiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-SabahPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-SarawakPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
MaldivesPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
MyanmarPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
NepalPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
PakistanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
PhilippinesPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
SingaporePresent, Few occurrencesLim (1988); CABI/EPPO (2012)
South KoreaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012); Kwon et al. (2012); Park et al. (2013); Seo et al. (2013)
Sri LankaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
TaiwanPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
ThailandPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
VietnamPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
YemenPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

Europe

AustriaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BulgariaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
DenmarkPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
FrancePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GermanyPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
HungaryPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
ItalyPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
NetherlandsPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
NorwayPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
RomaniaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
RussiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Russian Far EastPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
UkrainePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
United KingdomPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

North America

Antigua and BarbudaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BarbadosPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BelizePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
British Virgin IslandsPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
CanadaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-OntarioPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Prince Edward IslandPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-QuebecPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Costa RicaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
CubaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
DominicaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
El SalvadorPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GuadeloupePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GuatemalaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
HaitiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
HondurasPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
JamaicaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
MexicoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
NicaraguaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Puerto RicoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
U.S. Virgin IslandsPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
United StatesPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-AlabamaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-FloridaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-HawaiiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-IllinoisPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-IowaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-LouisianaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-MinnesotaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-MississippiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-NebraskaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-New YorkPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-North DakotaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-South CarolinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-TennesseePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-VirginiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-WisconsinPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

Oceania

American SamoaPresentBrooks (2002); CABI/EPPO (2012)
AustraliaPresentGreathead and Greathead (1992); CABI/EPPO (2012)
-QueenslandPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Federated States of MicronesiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
FijiPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GuamPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
New ZealandPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Northern Mariana IslandsPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
PalauPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Papua New GuineaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
SamoaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
Solomon IslandsPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
VanuatuPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BoliviaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
BrazilPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-AcrePresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-AmazonasPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-CearaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-MaranhaoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Mato GrossoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Minas GeraisPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ParaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-ParanaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-PernambucoPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Rio de JaneiroPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
-Sao PauloPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
ColombiaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
EcuadorPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
French GuianaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
GuyanaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)
VenezuelaPresentCABI/EPPO (2012)

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Leaves / necrotic areas
Stems / discoloration of bark

References

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Borah RK, Ahmed FS, Sarmah GS, Bhabesh Gogoi, 2012. A new record of leaf spot disease on Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk in India. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology, 6(2):48-51. http://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=ajppaj.2012.48.51&org=10

Brooks F, 2002. List of Plant Diseases in American Samoa 2002. Land Grant Technical Report No. 44. Pago Pago, American Samoa: American Samoa Community College Land Grant Program

CABI/EPPO, 2012. Corynespora cassiicola. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, No.October. Wallingford, UK: CABI, Map 1130 (Edition 1)

Chen XY, Sui C, Gan BC, Wei JH, Zhou YK, 2010. First report of corynespora leaf spot on patchouli caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease, 94(12):1508-1509. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Cui Y, Gong G, Yu X, Xu J, Wen X, Zhang M, Chen H, Zheng X, Zhou Y, Chang X, 2015. First report of brown leaf spot on kiwifruit caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Sichuan, China. Plant Disease, 99(5):725. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Greathead DJ, Greathead AH, 1992. Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database. Biocontrol News and Information, 13(4):61N-68N

Kwon JH, Kang DW, Kwak YS, Kim J, 2012. An outbreak of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Korean raspberry in Korea. Plant Disease, 96(5):762-763. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Lee CK, Lee SH, Park JH, Cho SE, Shin HD, 2015. First report of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Kerria japonica in Korea. Plant Disease, 99(5):731. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Li QL, Huang SP, Guo TX, Pan ZB, Mo JY, Ning P, Hsiang T, 2013. First report of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Baphicacanthus cusia in China. Plant Disease, 97(5):690. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Lim G, 1988. Plant diseases in Singapore. Singapore Journal of Primary Industries, 16(2, Supplement):12-29

Park JH, Park MJ, Lee SH, Lee CK, Shin HD, 2013. First report of corynespora leaf spot on beach vitex caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Korea. Plant Disease, 97(11):1512. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Phan CK, Wei JG, Liu F, Chen BS, Luo JT, Yang XH, Tan XF, Yang XB, 2015. First report of corynespora leaf spot of Eucalyptus in China. Plant Disease, 99(3):419. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Ribeiro, N. A. S., Silva, A. L., Sarmiento, S. S., Barreto, R. W., 2018. Corynespora cassiicola causes leaf spots on the ornamental plant Allamanda cathartica in Brazil. Australasian Plant Disease Notes, 13(1), 9. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13314-018-0292-7 doi: 10.1007/s13314-018-0292-7

Seo ST, Park JH, Cho SE, Shin HD, 2013. First report of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Rose of Sharon in Korea. Plant Disease, 97(6):847. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Sharma P, Singh N, Verma OP, 2012. First report of leaf spot of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis caused by Corynespora cassiicola in India. Journal of Plant Pathology, 94(4, Supplement):S4.94. http://www.sipav.org/main/jpp/

Shi ZR, Xiang MM, Zhang YX, Huang JH, 2012. First report of leaf spot on Gerbera jamesonii caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease, 96(6):915. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Vishwakarma RK, Pal VK, Akhtar M, 2011. Corynespora blight of sweet basil: a new disease from India. Biosciences, Biotechnology Research Asia, 8(2):857-859. http://www.biotech-asia.org

Wang SH, Zhao D, Gao JJ, 2013. First report of Corynespora leaf spot caused by C. cassiicola on golden vicary privet (Ligustrum × vicaryi) in China. Plant Disease, 97(8):1113. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Xu J, Qi X, Zheng X, Cui Y, Chang X, Gong G, 2016. First report of Corynespora leaf spot on sweet potato caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease, 100(11):2163. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Zhu JunZi, Chen Jin, Wang Ying, Li ChangXin, Zhang ChaoJun, He AiGuo, Zhong Jie, 2020. Leaf spot of Hydrangea macrophylla caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 42(1), 125-132. doi: 10.1080/07060661.2019.1632934

Distribution References

Borah R K, Ahmed F S, Sarmah G S, Bhabesh Gogoi, 2012. A new record of leaf spot disease on Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk in India. Asian Journal of Plant Pathology. 6 (2), 48-51. http://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=ajppaj.2012.48.51&org=10 DOI:10.3923/ajppaj.2012.48.51

Brooks F, 2002. List of Plant Diseases in American Samoa 2002. In: Land Grant Technical Report No. 44, Pago Pago, American Samoa: American Samoa Community College Land Grant Program.

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI/EPPO, 2012. Corynespora cassiicola. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, Wallingford, UK: CABI. Map 1130 (Edition 1).

Chen X Y, Sui C, Gan B C, Wei J H, Zhou Y K, 2010. First report of corynespora leaf spot on patchouli caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease. 94 (12), 1508-1509. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-07-10-0492

Cui Y, Gong G, Yu X, Xu J, Wen X, Zhang M, Chen H, Zheng X, Zhou Y, Chang X, 2015. First report of brown leaf spot on kiwifruit caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Sichuan, China. Plant Disease. 99 (5), 725. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-08-14-0808-PDN

Greathead D J, Greathead A H, 1992. Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database. Biocontrol News and Information. 13 (4), 61N-68N.

Kwon J H, Kang D W, Kwak Y S, Kim J, 2012. An outbreak of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Korean raspberry in Korea. Plant Disease. 96 (5), 762-763. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-01-12-0020-PDN

Li Q L, Huang S P, Guo T X, Pan Z B, Mo J Y, Ning P, Hsiang T, 2013. First report of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Baphicacanthus cusia in China. Plant Disease. 97 (5), 690. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Lim G, 1988. Plant diseases in Singapore. Singapore Journal of Primary Industries. 16 (2, Supplement), 12-29.

Park J H, Park M J, Lee S H, Lee C K, Shin H D, 2013. First report of corynespora leaf spot on beach vitex caused by Corynespora cassiicola in Korea. Plant Disease. 97 (11), 1512. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-05-13-0480-PDN

Phan C K, Wei J G, Liu F, Chen B S, Luo J T, Yang X H, Tan X F, Yang X B, 2015. First report of corynespora leaf spot of Eucalyptus in China. Plant Disease. 99 (3), 419. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-07-14-0697-PDN

Seo S T, Park J H, Cho S E, Shin H D, 2013. First report of leaf spot caused by Corynespora cassiicola on Rose of Sharon in Korea. Plant Disease. 97 (6), 847. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-12-1099-PDN

Sharma P, Singh N, Verma O P, 2012. First report of leaf spot of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis caused by Corynespora cassiicola in India. Journal of Plant Pathology. 94 (4, Supplement), S4.94. http://www.sipav.org/main/jpp/

Shi Z R, Xiang M M, Zhang Y X, Huang J H, 2012. First report of leaf spot on Gerbera jamesonii caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease. 96 (6), 915. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-12-11-1081-PDN

Vishwakarma R K, Pal V K, Akhtar M, 2011. Corynespora blight of sweet basil: a new disease from India. Biosciences, Biotechnology Research Asia. 8 (2), 857-859. http://www.biotech-asia.org

Wang S H, Zhao D, Gao J J, 2013. First report of Corynespora leaf spot caused by C. cassiicola on golden vicary privet (Ligustrum × vicaryi) in China. Plant Disease. 97 (8), 1113. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-12-1062-PDN

Xu J, Qi X, Zheng X, Cui Y, Chang X, Gong G, 2016. First report of Corynespora leaf spot on sweet potato caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Plant Disease. 100 (11), 2163. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Zhu JunZi, Chen Jin, Wang Ying, Li ChangXin, Zhang ChaoJun, He AiGuo, Zhong Jie, 2020. Leaf spot of Hydrangea macrophylla caused by Corynespora cassiicola in China. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 42 (1), 125-132.

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