Cercospora zebrina

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Cercospora zebrina conidiophores and conidia on white clover (Trifolium repens) (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Scot Nelson
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Cercospora zebrina symptoms (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Kurt Stueber
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Cercospora zebrina Pass. 1877

This fungus is widely distributed and causes a leaf spot disease on Trifolium species, other legumes, as well as other plants. Typically the lesions are limited by the veins, rectangular in outline and sometimes reddish. Hot weather can lead to epidemics and result in defoliation of the plants. The conidia spread with rain splashes and wind the fungus can also be transmitted through the seeds.