First report of Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides causing leaf spots

First report of Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides causing leaf spots
January 2008/ Australasian Plant Disease Notes

V. Sergeeva, R. Spooner-Hart and N. G. Nair | View Article
Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides is a common and widespread fruit rot disease of olives (Olea europaea L.) in most olive growing regions in the world. The first record of C. gloeosporioides on olive fruit in Australia was from Wagga Wagga, NSW, in 1969 (DAR 17788) and that of C. acutatum on fruit at both Roseberry, NSW(DAR 64937) and Parramatta,NSW(DAR 65049) in 1989. We report the occurrence of anthracnose caused by C. acutatum and C. gloeosporioides on leaves of olives (Olea europaea) for the first time in Australia.