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Pearl Millet Diseases

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


SpeciesHost rangeGeographic distribution

C. eragrostidisCymbopogon, Digitaria, Eragrostis,Oryza, Panicum, Pennisetum, Rottboellia, Saccharum, Sorghum,Sporobolus, Triticum, ZeaAustralia, 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. geniculataAxonopus, Cymbopogon, Ischaemum, Oryza, Panicum, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Poa, Saccharum, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Themeda, Triticum, ZeaAustralia, 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. intermediaCynodon, Digitaria, Oryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, Sorghum, Triticum, ZeaAustralia, Brunei, Guinea, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
C. pallescensAxonopus, Brachiaria, Coix, Cymbopogon, Cynodon, Dactyloctenium, Digitaria, Echinochloa, Euchlaena, Imperata, Oryza, Panicum, Paspalum, Pennisetum, Rottboellia, Saccharum, Setaria, Sorghum, Sporobolus, Triticum, ZeaAustralia, 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. tuberculataOryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, TriticumEgypt, France, Indochina, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, USA
C. verruculosaBuchloe, Chloris, Oryza, Paspalum,Pennisetum, Sorghum, Triticum,Typha, ZeaAustralia, Burma, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania
C. lunataCynodon, Oryza, Pennisetum, Saccharum, Sorghum, Triticum, ZeaAustralia, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Ecuador, Fiji, Gambia, Guadacanal, Guinea, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, USA
C. oryzaeOryza, Pennisetum, ZeaEgypt, India, Indochina, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand
C. ovoideaCapsicum, Pennisetum, ZeaEgypt, India, Japan
C. pennisetiPennisetum, Sorghum, TriticumAustralia, 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.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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