Alternaria carthami

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Alternaria carthami conidia and conidiophores - scale bars = 10 µm (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): J.H.C. Woudenberg, M. Truter, J.Z. Groenewald and P.W. Crous
Source: Studies in Mycology, 2014, 79, p. 21

Alternaria carthami Chowdhury 1944

This fungus has been recorded from North America, Europe and Asia. It causes leaf spot diseases on safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) and other Asteraceae. A. carthami belongs to section Porri, a large-spored group of Alternaria species (Woudenberg et al., 2014).