Cercospora coffeicola

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Cercospora coffeicola leaf spots (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Scot Nelson, Hawaii
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Cercospora coffeicola Berk. & Cooke 1881 - (brown eye spot of coffee)

The fungus infects coffee leaves and berries, mainly in South America. The leaves show characteristic zonate eye spot symptoms with a light-coloured centre, surrounding darker rings and a yellowish outer border. Yield losses can reach 30%.

Synonyms:
Mycosphaerella coffeicola

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Braunfleckenkrankheit des Kaffees
• English: brown eye spot of coffee
• Español: mancha de hierro
• Français: yeux bruns du caféier
• Português: mancha-de-olho-pardo