Curvularia lunata

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Curvularia lunata spores (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Donald Groth, Louisiana State University AgCenter
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Curvularia lunata (Wakker 1898) Boedijn 1933

The fungus is wide-spread and causes a leaf spot disease on maize, other cereals, grasses and some other crops. It forms phytotoxins. Colonies are brown to black. Conidia are dark brown and boat-shaped with 3 or 4 cells and an enlarged central cell. They have a size of around 20 x 10 µm.

Synonyms:
Cochliobolus lunatus