Phoma herbarum

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Phoma herbarum - cultures on OA (A+B), MEA (C+D) or PDA (E+F), G+H) pycnidia, I) pycnidial wall, J) conidiogenous cells, K) conidia - scale bars: G = 100 μm, H = 50 μm, I, K = 10 μm, J = 5 μm (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Q. Chen, J.R. Jiang, G.Z. Zhang, L. Cai and P.W. Crous
Source: Studies in Mycology (2015) 82, p. 199

Phoma herbarum Westend. 1852

This fungus is the type species of the genus Phoma. It is widely distributed, causing leaf spot diseases on a variety of plants, both crops and weeds, see Phoma herbarum as weed pathogen. It has been even isolated from inorganic materials like plaster and has been further reported as an opportunistic human pathogen (e.g. Valenzuela-Lopez et al., 2018).