Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds - Online edition

Pacific Pests, Pathogens, Weeds & Pesticides

Breadfruit leaf blotch (323)

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  • Narrow distribution. Only on breadfruit. Minor fungal disease.
  • Leaf spots absent; dingy dark-brown to blackish sooty mould on lower surface of leaf. Spores are spread in the wind.
  • Cultural control: none
  • Chemical control: none
Common Name

Breadfruit leaf blotch

Scientific Name

Pseudocercospora artocarpicola

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie 
Information from (and Photo 1) McKenzie E (2013) Pseudocercospora artocarpicola: PaDIL - (

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