Photo 1. Anthracnose fruit spots, Colletotrichum species - young individual light-brown spots (above), multiple merging spots below.
Photo 2. Anthracnose spots of eggplant, Colletotrichum species, elongated along the length of the fruit.
Photo 3. Anthracnose of eggplant, Colletotrichum species, showing the large spots at the base of the fruit furthest from the flower stalk.
Photo 4. Sunken spots on eggplant, Colletotrichum species, showing black spore-bearing fruiting bodies in circular bands.
Eggplant anthracnose, eggplant fruit rot
Colletotrichum species, particularly, Colletotrichum capsici, and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides. The sexual state is Glomerella cingulata (see Fact Sheet no. 177).
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Unaisi Turaganivalu
1McKenzie E (2012) Pathogen Identification Manual 3: Export Commodities. Ministry of Primary Industries and Landcare Research New Zealand Limited.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/18: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Pacific Community.
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