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Myrothecium roridum
(blight: eggplant)

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Myrothecium roridum (blight: eggplant)

Summary

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  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Myrothecium roridum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • blight: eggplant
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Sordariomycetes

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Leaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with light-brown centre portions encircled by thick, dark-brown rings.
TitleSymptoms
CaptionLeaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with light-brown centre portions encircled by thick, dark-brown rings.
CopyrightVed Prakash Gupta
Leaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with light-brown centre portions encircled by thick, dark-brown rings.
SymptomsLeaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with light-brown centre portions encircled by thick, dark-brown rings.Ved Prakash Gupta
Leaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with a light-brown centre portion encircled by a thick, dark-brown ring.
TitleSymptoms
CaptionLeaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with a light-brown centre portion encircled by a thick, dark-brown ring.
CopyrightVed Prakash Gupta
Leaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with a light-brown centre portion encircled by a thick, dark-brown ring.
SymptomsLeaf spot of soyabean caused by M. roridum; leaves showing round to oval spots with a light-brown centre portion encircled by a thick, dark-brown ring. Ved Prakash Gupta

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Myrothecium roridum Tode

Preferred Common Name

  • blight: eggplant

International Common Names

  • English: leaf spot: coffee; myrothecium leaf spot; ring rot: tomato; stem necrosis: coffee
  • Spanish: necrosis del cafe; podredumbre anular de las solanaceas
  • French: necrose du cafeier; pourriture annulaire des solanacees

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blattflecken: Kaffee; Rindennekrose: Kaffeesaemling

EPPO code

  • MYRORO (Myrothecium roridum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Fungi
  •         Phylum: Ascomycota
  •             Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •                 Class: Sordariomycetes
  •                     Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
  •                         Order: Hypocreales
  •                             Genus: Myrothecium
  •                                 Species: Myrothecium roridum

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: 25 Feb 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

Congo, Republic of thePresent
Côte d'IvoirePresent
EgyptPresent
GhanaPresent
KenyaPresent
LibyaPresent
MauritiusPresent
NigeriaPresent
SenegalPresent
Sierra LeonePresent
South AfricaPresent
SudanPresent
TanzaniaPresent
UgandaPresent
ZambiaPresent

Asia

ArmeniaPresent
BangladeshPresent
BruneiPresent
CambodiaPresent
ChinaPresent
-BeijingPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-YunnanPresent
Hong KongPresent
IndiaPresent
-BiharPresent
-DelhiPresent
-GujaratPresent
-HaryanaPresent
-Himachal PradeshPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-Madhya PradeshPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-PunjabPresent
-RajasthanPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
IndonesiaPresent
-Irian JayaPresent
-JavaPresent
IranPresent
IraqPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
KuwaitPresent
MalaysiaPresent
MyanmarPresent
NepalPresent
PakistanPresent
PhilippinesPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
SingaporePresent
South KoreaPresent
Sri LankaPresent
TaiwanPresent
ThailandPresent
TurkeyPresent
YemenPresent

Europe

DenmarkPresent
GermanyPresent
HungaryPresent
ItalyPresent
NetherlandsPresent
PolandPresent
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresent
United KingdomPresent

North America

BarbadosPresent
BermudaPresent
CanadaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
Costa RicaPresent
CubaPresent
El SalvadorPresent
GuatemalaPresent
JamaicaPresent
MexicoPresent
Puerto RicoPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent
United StatesPresent
-AlabamaPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-ColoradoPresent
-FloridaPresent
-GeorgiaPresent
-LouisianaPresent
-MarylandPresent
-OhioPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent
-TennesseePresent
-TexasPresent
-VirginiaPresent

Oceania

American SamoaPresent
AustraliaPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
New CaledoniaPresent
New ZealandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent
Solomon IslandsPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent
-AmazonasPresent
-Espirito SantoPresent
-Rio Grande do NortePresent
ChilePresent
ColombiaPresent
VenezuelaPresent

Growth Stages

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Post-harvest

References

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Ben HaiYan; Gao Wei; Qu HongYun; Chai ALi; Shi YanXia; Xie XueWen; Li BaoJu, 2016. New host record of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Abutilon megapotamicum from China. Journal of Phytopathology, 164(7/8):563-566. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1439-0434

Ben HaiYan; Zhao YanJie; Chai ALi; Shi YanXia; Xie XueWen; Li BaoJu, 2015. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Anthurium andraeanum in China. Journal of Phytopathology, 163(2):144-147. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1439-0434

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.

Cabral CS; Henz GP; Moreira AJA; Reis A, 2009. New cucurbitaceous hosts of Myrothecium roridum in Amazonas State, Brazil. Tropical Plant Pathology, 34(6):402-405. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1982-56762009000600006&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Hong CF; Tsai SF; Yeh HC; Fan MC, 2013. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing myrothecium leaf spot on Dieffenbachia picta 'Camilla' in Taiwan. Plant Disease, 97(9):1253. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Li BJ; Ben HY; Shi YX; Xie XW; Chai AL, 2014. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Zantedeschia aethiopica in China. Plant Disease, 98(6):854. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Li BJ; Chai AL; Ben HY, 2015. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot of Swedish ivy in China. Plant Disease, 99(10):1447. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Mmbaga MT; Li Y; Kim MS, 2010. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on garden hydrangea in the United States. Plant Disease, 94(10):1266. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

UK CAB International, 1984. Myrothecium roridum. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, December (Edition 2):Map 458.

Zhang YX; Huang JH; Xiang MM, 2011. First report of Myrothecium leaf spot of Hemionitis arifolia caused by Myrothecium roridum in China. Plant Disease, 95(8):1030. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis

Distribution References

Alam M W, Rehman A, Saira M, Aslam S, Hameed A, Sarfraz S, Muhammad S, Riaz K, 2017. First report of leaf spot caused by Myrothecium roridum on watermelon in Pakistan. Plant Disease. 101 (6), 1053. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-12-16-1812-PDN

Ben H Y, Qu H Y, Chen L X, Zhang J M, Ma J, Zhang X Y, Zhao Y J, Huang D Y, 2017. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Petunia hybrida in China. Plant Disease. 101 (11), 1956-1957. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-16-1570-PDN

Ben H Y, Qu H Y, Gao W, 2015. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing brown spot disease on hiemalis begonia in China. Plant Disease. 99 (12), 1866. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-03-15-0337-PDN

Ben HaiYan, Gao Wei, Qu HongYun, Chai ALi, Shi YanXia, Xie XueWen, Li BaoJu, 2016. New host record of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Abutilon megapotamicum from China. Journal of Phytopathology. 164 (7/8), 563-566. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1439-0434

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 Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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

Cabral C S, Henz G P, Moreira A J A, Reis A, 2009. New cucurbitaceous hosts of Myrothecium roridum in Amazonas State, Brazil. Tropical Plant Pathology. 34 (6), 402-405. http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1982-56762009000600006&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

Chen X Q, Li M R, Lan P X, Li L L, Yuan Z L, Zhang R, Yu Y, Chen B, Li F, 2015. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing round spot on Dendrobium candidum in China. Journal of Plant Pathology. 97 (Supplement), S72. http://www.sipav.org/main/jpp/index.php/jpp/article/view/3558/2225

Garibaldi A, Gilardi G, Franco-Ortega S, Gullino M L, 2016. First report of leaf spot of lamb's lettuce (Valerianella olitoria) caused by Myrothecium roridum in Italy. Plant Disease. 100 (6), 1237. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-09-15-0993-PDN

Han KyungSook, Choi SeungKook, Kim HyeongHwan, Lee SungChan, Park JongHan, Cho MyoungRae, Park MiJeong, 2014. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf and stem rot disease on Peperomia quadrangularis in Korea. Mycobiology. 42 (2), 203-205. http://mycobiology.or.kr/Synapse/Data/PDFData/0184MB/mb-42-203.pdf

Hilal A A, 2004. New diseases of ornamentals in Egypt: V: Cut flower plant: Gardenia. Egyptian Journal of Phytopathology. 32 (1/2), 145-146. http://www.ejp.eg.net/pdf_2004/current_2004_note3.pdf

Hong C F, Tsai S F, Yeh H C, Fan M C, 2013. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing myrothecium leaf spot on Dieffenbachia picta 'Camilla' in Taiwan. Plant Disease. 97 (9), 1253. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-02-13-0177-PDN

Jordan B, Culbreath A K, Brock J, Dutta B, 2018. First report of myrothecium leaf spot caused by Myrothecium roridum on pepper in the United States. Plant Disease. 102 (1), 246-247. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-06-17-0918-PDN

Li B J, Ben H Y, Shi Y X, Xie X W, Chai A L, 2014. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Zantedeschia aethiopica in China. Plant Disease. 98 (6), 854. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1140-PDN

Li B J, Chai A L, Ben H Y, 2015. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot of Swedish ivy in China. Plant Disease. 99 (10), 1447. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-03-15-0323-PDN

Mmbaga M T, Li Y, Kim M S, 2010. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on garden hydrangea in the United States. Plant Disease. 94 (10), 1266. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-04-10-0264

Ning Y, Wang Y, Fang Z Y, Zhuang M, Zhang Y Y, Lv H H, Liu Y M, Li Z S, Yang L M, 2018. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot on Brassica oleracea in China. Plant Disease. 102 (12), 2658. DOI:10.1094/pdis-04-18-0670-pdn

Parashurama T R, Vasanthakumari M M, Shivanna M B, 2013. Prevalence and distribution of Fusarium leaf spot of Plumbago zeylanica caused by Fusarium chlamydosporum in Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology. 43 (3), 275-281.

Shahnaz Dawar, Farzana Syed, Ghaffar A, 2007. Seed borne fungi associated with chickpea in Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 39 (2), 637-643. http://www.pjbot.org

Silva A D A, Pinho D B, Costa H, Lopes U P, Pereira O L, 2014. First report of leaf spot caused by Myrothecium roridum on Coffea canephora in Brazil. Plant Disease. 98 (11), 1587-1588. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-06-14-0643-PDN

UK, CAB International, 1984. Myrothecium roridum. [Distribution map]. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases. Map 458. DOI:10.1079/DMPD/20046500458

Ünal F, Tülek S, Bingöl M Ü, Öztürk Ö, Eğerci Y, Kurbetli İ, Canpolat S, Sarpkaya K, Ünlü A, Dolar F S, 2020. Identification and pathogenicity studies of white clover (Trifolium repens L.) fungi on turfgrass areas in Turkey. Bitki Koruma Bülteni. 60 (1), 63-69. DOI:10.16955/bitkorb.574000

Wang J H, Wang L, Cheng H R, Cheng W Z, Rao G P, Zhang M Q, 2014. First report of Myrothecium roridum causing leaf spot of Anubias barteri var. nana in Mainland China. Plant Disease. 98 (10), 1444. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-07-14-0709-PDN

Zhang Y X, Huang J H, Xiang M M, 2011. First report of Myrothecium leaf spot of Hemionitis arifolia caused by Myrothecium roridum in China. Plant Disease. 95 (8), 1030. http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/loi/pdis DOI:10.1094/PDIS-02-11-0124

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