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Mango sooty blotch (317)

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  • Worldwide distribution. On Mango. A fungal disease of minor importance.
  • Leafspots on seedlings, circular or irregular, up to 5 mm diameter, grey with dark brown or black borders. Fungus said to grow inside leaves without showing symptoms.
  • Spread in rain and wind.
  • Cultural control: none recommended.
  • Chemical control: none recommended.
Common Name

Mango sooty blotch

Scientific Name

Guignardia mangiferae; this is the sexual state of the fungus. The asexual state is recorded as Phyllosticta anacardiacearum and Phyllosticta capitalensis. Another disease also called sooty blotch has been reported from Australia (possibly) implicating the little known fungus Stomiopltis.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Eric McKenzie 
Information from (and Photos 1&2) McKenzie E (2013) Guignardia mangiferae: PaDIL - (; and from 1Chin D et al. (2010) Field guide to pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders of mangoes. Northernn Territory Government, Department of Resources, Australia. (

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