Elsinoë ampelina Shear 1929


This fungus is responsible for a disease which has a European origin and which is now very rare in France: anthracnose . Like other anthracnose agents on other crops, it was gradually eliminated from the French vineyard under the pressure of the use of fungicides. It would now be mainly located in vineyards or plots of untreated stock plants.

E. ampelina is also present in many other producing countries in the world, in humid climates, where it has been introduced from contaminated plant material. It seems uncommon in Australia, it would cause problems in New Zealand during wet springs. It is rife on all continents: in North and South America, in South-East Africa, and in Asia in particular.

Anthracnose is capable of qualitatively and quantitatively altering the harvest, and weakening the grapeviness.


Classification : Fungi, Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, Dothideomycetes, Dothideomycetidae, Myriangiales, Elsinoaceae
English name : black spot, anthracnose
Synonyms : Gloeosporium ampelophagum (Pass.) Sacc., Ramularia ampelophaga (Pass.). Sphaceloma ampelinum de Bary

Last change : 04/26/21