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Pearl Millet Diseases: Table 3

Pearl Millet Diseases

Table 3. Host ranges and geographic distributions of Curvularia species pathogenic to Pennisetum species*


Species Host range Geographic distribution

C. eragrostidis Cymbopogon, Digitaria, Eragrostis, Oryza, Panicum, Pennisetum, Rottboellia, Saccharum, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Triticum, Zea Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cuba, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, USA, Zaire
C. geniculata Axonopus, Cymbopogon, Ischaemum, Oryza, Panicum, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Poa, Saccharum, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Themeda, Triticum, Zea Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad, Tonga, Uganda, Zaire
C. intermedia Cynodon, Digitaria, Oryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, Sorghum, Triticum, Zea Australia, Brunei, Guinea, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
C. pallescens Axonopus, Brachiaria, Coix, Cymbopogon, Cynodon, Dactyloctenium, Digitaria, Echinochloa, Euchlaena, Imperata, Oryza, Panicum, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Rottboellia, Saccharum, Setaria, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Triticum, Zea Australia, Barbados, Brunei, Burma, Canada, Cuba, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
C. tuberculata Oryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, Triticum Egypt, France, Indochina, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, USA
C. verruculosa Buchloe, Chloris, Oryza, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Sorghum, Triticum, Typha, Zea Australia, Burma, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania
C. lunata Cynodon, Oryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, Sorghum, Triticum, Zea Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Ecuador, Fiji, Gambia, Guadacanal, Guinea, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, USA
C. oryzae Oryza, Pennisetum, Zea Egypt, India, Indochina, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand
C. ovoidea Capsicum, Pennisetum, Zea Egypt, India, Japan
C. penniseti Pennisetum, Sorghum, Triticum Australia, India, Nepal, Nigeria Pakistan, Zimbabwe

* Information derived from Sivanesan (1987); used with permission of CAB International. Not all Pennisetum hosts are P. glaucum.

† Known to have a Cochliobolus teleomorph.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

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