Photo 1. Large spots on capsicum caused by Colletotrichum species. Note the rings inside the spot giving it a "target-like" appearance. The tiny whitish dots in the spot are the spore masses of the fungus.
Photo 3. Multiple spots on capsicum caused by Colletotrichum species, typical of infection by this fungus.
Photo 4. Dark, merging spots on the surface of chillies caused by Colletotrichum sp. The fruit in the foreground (left) has completely shriveled due to infection.
Photo 6. Sunken spots on chillies caused by Colletotrichum sp. Note that on the fruit, second from left, the spot has turned black as the dark hairs of the fungus develop
Photo 7. Multiple infections of anthracnose, Colletotrichum species, showing light pink areas on the spots where spore masses have developed.
Colletotrichum species, most often Colletotrichum acutatum, Colletotrichum capsici (possibly the same as Colletotrichum dematium) and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides (the sexual state is Glomerella cingulata).
AUTHORS Zhong-Ming Sheu, Jaw-Fen Wang & Grahame Jackson
Information from Diseases of fruit crops in Australia (2009). Editors, Tony Cooke, Denis Persley, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing. Photos 1&2 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji. Photos 3-5 AVRDC, The World Vegetable Centre. Photos 6 Than PP, Phoulivong S, Taylor PWJ, Hyde KD (2008) Chilli anthracnose disease caused by Colletotrichum species. J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 9(10): 764Ð778. Photo 8 Colletotrichum acutatum, Photos 9&10 Colletotrichum capsici, and Photo 11 Colletotrichum colletotrichum (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) PaDIL - (http://www.padil.gov.au).
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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