Home > Resources > Fungal Library > Cercospora sp.

Cercospora sp.

Mitosporic fungus. Hyphomycetes. Teleomorph (sexual state): Mycosphaerella (Ascomycete).

Cercospora microphoto



Approx. 2,000 form-species described, according to plant host.

Where Found

Parasite of higher plants, causing leaf spot.

Mode of Dissemination

Dry spore.

Growth Indoors

Not seen.

Industrial Uses

None known.

Other Comments

Common outdoors in agricultural areas, especially during harvest.

Potential Health Effects


Not studied.

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

One report of human infection in Indonesia, 1957.

Potential Toxin Production


Laboratory Notes

Growth/Culture Characterisics

Does not grow on laboratory media since it is not wholly saprophytic. Commonly found as parasites on higher plants.

Spore Trap Recognition

Distinctive, not easily confused with other spore types.

Tape Lift Recognition

Not seen.