Pestalotiopsis microspora

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Pestalotiopsis microspora conidia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): M. Schink
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Pestalotiopsis microspora (Speg.) G.C. Zhao & N. Li 1995

This fungus has been mainly reported from Asia and the Pacific region and infects a large variety of crops, causing diseases like leaf spot, leaf or twig blight and root rot. Conidiomata and acervuli are brown to black. The conidia are spindle-shaped and have 5 cells with constrictions at the septa. The 3 middle cells are brownish while the terminal cells are colorless. The apical cells have 2 and the basal cell 1 appendage(s).