Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Cladosporium rhododendri

Cladosporium rhododendri Schubert, 2007

on Rhododendron

Cladosporium rhododendri

from Bensch, Braun, Groenewald & Crous (2012a); K Bensch del.; scale bar = 10 µm


leaf spots amphigenous, ± dark brown, often extending from the leaf margin; at the upperside often the cuticle has become detached from the epidermis. Colonies hypophyllous, pale olivaceous, in dense tufts, velvety. Conidiophores in fascicles, mostly emerging out of the stomata, mostly up to 50 µm long. Conidia generally in branched chains, pale olivaceous brown, 2-5 x 2-18 µm, 0-1-septate.


Ericaceae, monophagous

Rhododendron spec.

The locality, complete with a street name, suggests that it concerns a cultivated Rhododendron.


Bensch, Braun, Groenewald & Crous (2012a).

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