Phakopsora (genus)

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Phakopsora euvitis symptoms on grape leaf (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Andrew M. Daly, Northern Territory Government, DPIFM
Source: PaDIL

Phakopsora Dietel 1895

The genus contains more than 100 species of rust fungi which are mainly found in the tropics and subtropics. The most important pathogen is Phakopsora pachyrhizi, the causal agent of soybean rust. Various other dicotyledonous crops are also attacked by Phakopsora species, for example grapevine and cotton.

Type species: Phakopsora punctiformis.

The following species are currently entered in the system: