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Capsicum (chilli) anthracnose (177) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Capsicum anthracnose

Scientific Name

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 - (

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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