Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Alternaria cucumerina
(cucumber blight)



Alternaria cucumerina (cucumber blight)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Alternaria cucumerina
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cucumber blight
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Fungi
  •     Phylum: Ascomycota
  •       Subphylum: Pezizomycotina
  •         Class: Dothideomycetes
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Alternaria cucumerina (Ell. & Ev.) Elliott

Preferred Common Name

  • cucumber blight

Other Scientific Names

  • Alternaria brassicae var. nigrescens Peglion
  • Macrosporium cucumerinum Ell. & Ev.

International Common Names

  • English: alternaria leaf blight; brown spot of cucumber; leaf blight: cucurbits; leaf spot: cucumber
  • Spanish: mancha de la hoja de las cucurbitaceas; tizon yemas: legumbres
  • French: taches alternariennes du concombre

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blattfleckenkrankheit: Gurkengewaechse

EPPO code

  • ALTECU (Alternaria cucumerina)

Taxonomic Tree

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

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


IndiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-RajasthanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-West BengalPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-IndianaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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

Growth Stages

Top of page Fruiting stage, Post-harvest

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / lesions: black or brown
Leaves / abnormal leaf fall

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