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Mango anthracnose (009) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Mango anthracnose, mango blossom blight

Scientific Name

Glomerella cingulata (it also has the name of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides). Glomerella is the sexual stage of the fungus, and Colletotrichum the asexual stage. The disease is often referred to as "anthracnose" of mango. The word anthracnose means "coal", so fungi that produce dark spots are often given this name. Another fungus also causes leaf spots: Scolecostigmina mangiferae (see FactSheet no. 325).

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photos 1-3,5 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 McKenzie E (2013 Scolecostigmina mangiferae 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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