Photo 3. Spots on leaf of giant taro, Mycosphaerella alocasiae, showing spots of difference sizes, up to 8 mm diameter, with grey centres and brown borders.
Giant taro leaf spot
Mycosphaerella alocasiae; the asexual name is Pasalora colocasiae.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie
Photo 2 (taken by Eric McKenzie), and used in this fact sheet, appeared previously in McKenzie E (2013) Mycospheaella alocasiae PaDIL - (https://www.padil.gov.au). Photo 3 Kohler F, Pellegrin F, Jackson G, McKenzie E (1997) Diseases of cultivated crops in Pacific Island countries. South Pacific Commission. Pirie Printers Pty Limited, Canberra, Australia. Photo 4 Fred Brooks, University of Hawaii, Bugwood.org.
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.
This mini fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds
The mobile application is available from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes.