Passalora (anamorphic genus)

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Passalora fulva symptoms on tomato leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Elizabeth Bush, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Passalora Fr. 1849

The fungi of this genus include important plant pathogens. They are closely related to the genus Cercospora. While Cercospora species have conspicuously thickened, darkened conidial scars on the conidiophores, those of Passalora have conidiophores with slightly thickened conidial scars. The conidia have distinct scars at their ends (hila) and are ellipsoidal-ovoid in shape, sparsely septate and usually pigmented.

Type species: Passalora bacilligera.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: