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Banana Deightoniella leaf & fruit spot (309) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Banana Deightoniella leaf & fruit spot, banana leaf blotch.

Scientific Name

Deightoniella torulosa. Previously known as Brachysporium torulosum.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie 
Information from Diseases of fruit crops in Australia (2009). Editors, Tony Cooke, Denis Persley, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing. Photo 1 (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) Deightoniella torulosa PaDIL - Photo 2 Tropical Banana Information Kit: Problem Solver. Queensland Governemnt. (

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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