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Rose black spot (388) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Black spot of rose. It is also known as leaf blotch of roses.

Scientific Name

Diplocarpon rosae; this is the sexual name of the fungus. It is also known by its asexual state as Marssonia rosae.

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University. (; and Wikipedia. (; and from CABI (2018) Diplocarpon rosae (black spot of roses). Crop Protection Compendium. ( Photo 1&2 Florida Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agricvulture and Consumer Services,

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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