Alternaria cassiae

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Alternaria cassiae 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. 23

Alternaria cassiae Juriar and Khan, 1960

This fungus was first described from Cassia holosericea, but infects a number of other plants, causing foliar diseases. Among crops, it has been described as causing a destructive disease of cowpea in southern Africa (e.g. see Van Den Berg et al., 2003). Like several other Alternaria species, it can spread through infected seeds.

A. cassiae strains have been also studied as possible biological control agents for the weed Senna obtusifolia (sicklepod), see Alternaria cassiae as a weed pathogen.