The Plant Pathology Journal 2002;18(4):228-230.
Published online August 31, 2002.
Anthracnose of Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides for. grandiflora Makino) Causde by Glomerella cingulata
Gyoung Hee Kim, Jae Goon Lee, Jae Seoun Hur, Young Jin Koh
Abstract
Anthracnose symptoms caused by Glomerella cingulata were observed on leaves and stems of gardenia in Sunchon, Jeonnam in Korea in 2000. Symptoms on infected plants typically appeared as irregularly circular, dark-brown ring spots and water-soaked brown lesions. Based on cultural and morphological characteristics, the fungus (G-00-03 isolate) from the diseased plants was identified as Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, and its teleomorph stage was Glomerella cingulata. Healthy gardenia artificially inoculated with fungal spores showed anthracnose symptom 7 days after inoculation. This is the first report of gardenia anthracnose caused by Glomerella cingulata in Korea.
Key Words: anthracnose, Colletotricum gloeosporioides, gardenia, Glomerella cinculata


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