Plasmopara (genus)

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Plasmopara obducens - conidiophores and conidia (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Jose R. Liberato, DoR
Source: PaDIL

Plasmopara J. Schröt. 1886

This genus contains oomycetes causing important downy mildew diseases, e.g. on sunflower and grapevine. The species have sporangiophores shaped like panicles, whose branches are irregularly spaced and emerge at almost right angles. The branches end in pointed tips to which the sporangia are attached.

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